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5.8. DHCP Protocol Provider


The ApacheDS Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) provider implements


to pass configuration information to hosts on a TCP/IP network.

The DHCP provider is implemented plugin into the ApacheDS network layer (MINA). As a plugin, DHCP leverages Apache MINA for front-end services and the Apache Directory read-optimized backing store via JNDI for a persistent store.

The ApacheDS DHCP plugin, in conjunction with MINA and the Apache Directory store, provides an easy-to-use yet fully-featured dynamic configuration service. As implemented within the Apache Directory, DHCP will provide:

  • DHCP service (RFC 2131, 2132)
  • Vendor extensions (RFC 1497)
  • Service Location Protocol (SLP) support (RFC 2608)
  • Optional LDAP management
  • UDP and TCP Support (MINA)
  • Easy POJO embeddability for containers such as Geronimo, JBoss, and OSGi
DHCP Notes
  • - DHCP Options and BOOTP Vendor Extensions
  • - Interoperation Between DHCP and BOOTP
  • - Authentication for DHCP Messages

More Information

For help with more advanced configurations, check out our Interoperability Guide.

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