a dynamic host configuration protocol
dhcpleased is a dynamic host configuration
protocol (DHCP) daemon for clients. It requests IP configuration information
from for example those offered by
dhcpd(8), on interfaces with the
flag set. See
ifconfig(8) on how to enable auto configuration on an interface.
dhcpleased monitors network interface
states (interface going up or down, auto configuration enabled or disabled
etc.) and sends requests when necessary.
dhcpleased can be controlled
The options are as follows:
- Do not daemonize. If this option is specified,
dhcpleasedwill run in the foreground and log to stderr.
- Specify an alternative configuration file.
- Configtest mode. Only check the configuration file for validity.
- Use an alternate location for the default control socket.
- Produce more verbose output. Multiple
-voptions increase the verbosity.
- UNIX-domain socket used for communication with dhcpleasectl(8).
dhcpleased.conf(5), hostname.if(5), dhcpd(8), dhcpleasectl(8), ifconfig(8)
R. Droms, Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol, RFC 2131, March 1997.
S. Alexander and R. Droms, DHCP Options and BOOTP Vendor Extensions, RFC 2132, March 1997.
dhcpleased program first appeared in
dhcpleased program was written by