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Bug 206 - dhcpd rpm does not contain a sample config file.
Summary: dhcpd rpm does not contain a sample config file.
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: dhcp
Version: 5.2
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Erik Troan
QA Contact:
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Reported: 1998-11-26 18:43 UTC by craig
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-01-11 20:54:03 UTC

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Description craig 1998-11-26 18:43:35 UTC
Discovered in Redhat 5.2 Intel and Sparc versions that the
DHCPD rpm does not install or create the sample config file
/etc/dhcpd.conf and the lease file /etc/dhcpd.leases  Not a
big issue for the experanced user to get the source RPM and
pull the config out of there but new users would have had
difficulty with it.

Comment 1 David Lawrence 1998-11-30 00:39:59 UTC
Older releases also did not ship a /etc/dhcp.conf file in the dhcp rpm
package. It is probably a good idea better the documentaion on how to
create one. But it is a bad idea to have a sample one placed directly
in /etc in case the user has it accidently start up on a active
network. May be a dhcpd.conf.sample in /etc or /usr/doc/dhcp-x.x would
be a better choice.

Comment 2 craig 1998-11-30 04:55:59 UTC
I agree with you the default file should be made a
/etc/dhcpd.conf.sample  the default file starting up would be a bad
voo do for most.

Comment 3 Erik Troan 1999-01-11 20:54:59 UTC
I added a /usr/doc/dhcp*/dhcpd.conf.sample file for the next release.

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