Commit d52f1478 authored by Tomek Mrugalski's avatar Tomek Mrugalski 🛰
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[3274] DHCPv4 section of User's Guide written

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servers with development managed by Internet Systems Consortium (ISC).
It includes DNS libraries, modular components for controlling
authoritative and recursive DNS servers, and experimental DHCPv4
and DHCPv6 servers.
and DHCPv6 servers (codenamed Kea).
This is the reference guide for BIND 10 version &__VERSION__;.
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clients. Even though principles of both DHCPv4 and DHCPv6 are
somewhat similar, these are two radically different
protocols. BIND 10 offers two server implementations, one for DHCPv4
and one for DHCPv6.</para>
and one for DHCPv6. The DHCP part of the BIND 10 project is codenamed
Kea. The DHCPv4 component is colloquially referred to as Kea4 and its
DHCPv6 is called Kea6.</para>
<para>This chapter covers those parts of BIND 10 that are common to
both servers. DHCPv4-specific details are covered in <xref linkend="dhcp4"/>,
while those details specific to DHCPv6 are described in <xref linkend="dhcp6"/>
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e.g. "123" - would then be assigned to the uint16 field in the "container" option.
<section id="dhcp4-client-classifier">
<title>Client Classification in DHCPv4</title>
DHCPv4 server has been extended to support limited client classification.
Although the current capability is limited, it is expected to be expanded
in the future.
<para>In certain cases it is useful to differentiate between different types
of clients and treat them differently. The process of doing classification
is conducted in two steps. The first step is to assess incoming packet and
assign it to zero or more classes. This classification is currently simple,
but is expected to grow in capability soon. Currently the server checks whether
incoming packet has vendor class identifier option (60). If it has, content
of that option is interpreted as a class. For example, modern cable modems
will send this option with value &quot;docsis3.0&quot; and as a result the
packet will belong to class &quot;docsis3.0&quot;.
<para>It is envisaged that the client classification will be used for changing
behavior of almost any part of the DHCP engine processing, including assigning
leases from different pools, assigning different option (or different values of
the same options) etc. For now, there are only two mechanisms that are taking
advantage of client classification: specific processing for cable modems and
subnet selection.</para>
For clients that belong to the docsis3.0 class, the siaddr field is set to
the value of next-server (if specified in a subnet). If there is
boot-file-name option specified, its value is also set in the file field
in the DHCPv4 packet. For eRouter1.0 class, the siaddr is always set to That capability is expected to be moved to external hook
library that will be dedicated to cable modems.
Kea can be instructed to limit access to given subnets based on class information.
This is particularly useful for cases where two types of devices share the
same link and are expected to be served from two different subnets. The
primary use case for such a scenario are cable networks. There are two
classes of devices: cable modem itself, which should be handled a lease
from subnet A and all other devices behind modems that should get a lease
from subnet B. That segregation is essential to prevent overly curious
users from playing with their cable modems. For details on how to set up
class restrictions on subnets, see <xref linkend="dhcp4-subnet-class"/>.
<section id="dhcp4-subnet-class">
<title>Limiting access to subnet to certain classes</title>
In certain cases it beneficial to restrict access to certains subnets
only to clients that belong to a given subnet. For details on client
classes, see <xref linkend="dhcp4-client-classifier"/>. This is an
extension of a previous example from <xref linkend="dhcp4-address-config"/>.
Let's assume that the server is connected to a network segment that uses
the prefix. The Administrator of that network has decided
that addresses from range to are going to be
managed by the Dhcp4 server. Only clients belonging to client class
docsis3.0 are allowed to use this subnet. Such a configuration can be
achieved in the following way:
&gt; <userinput>config add Dhcp4/subnet4</userinput>
&gt; <userinput>config set Dhcp4/subnet4[0]/subnet ""</userinput>
&gt; <userinput>config set Dhcp4/subnet4[0]/pool [ " -" ]</userinput>
&gt; <userinput>config set Dhcp4/subnet4[0]/client-class "docsis3.0"</userinput>
&gt; <userinput>config commit</userinput></screen>
Care should be taken with client classification as it is easy to prevent
clients that do not meet class criteria to be denied any service altogether.
</section> <!-- end of configuring DHCPv4 server section with many subsections -->
<section id="dhcp4-serverid">
<title>Server Identifier in DHCPv4</title>
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<section id="dhcp4-next-server">
<title>Next server (siaddr)</title>
<para>In some cases, clients want to obtain configuration from the TFTP server.
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<simpara><ulink url="">RFC 3046</ulink>:
Relay Agent Information option is supported.</simpara>
<simpara><ulink url="">RFC 6842</ulink>:
Server by default sends back client-id option. That capability may be
disabled. See <xref linkend="dhcp4-echo-client-id"/> for details.
......@@ -185,6 +185,12 @@ library. See ticket #3275. The class specific behavior is:
Aforementioned modifications are conducted in @ref isc::dhcp::Dhcpv4Srv::classSpecificProcessing.
It is possible to define class restrictions in subnet, so a given subnet is only
accessible to clients that belong to a given class. That is implemented as isc::dhcp::Pkt4::classes_
being passed in isc::dhcp::Dhcpv4Srv::selectSubnet() to isc::dhcp::CfgMgr::getSubnet4().
Currently this capability is usable, but the number of scenarios it supports is
@section dhcpv4Other Other DHCPv4 topics
For hooks API support in DHCPv4, see @ref dhcpv4Hooks.
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