Commit 0cd69353 authored by Ted Lemon's avatar Ted Lemon
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Add information about reporting bugs to the README and update version.

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Internet Software Consortium
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol Distribution
Version 3, Alpha Snapshot
March 29, 1998 (a)
March 30, 1998
This is an alpha test snapshot of Version 3 of the Internet Software
Consortium DHCP Distribution. In version 3, this distribution
......@@ -91,9 +91,9 @@ information. On Digital Unix, type ``man pfilt''.
To build the DHCP Distribution, unpack the compressed tar file using
the tar utility and the gzip command - type something like:
zcat dhcp-3.0-alpha-19990329a.tar.gz |tar xvf -
zcat dhcp-3.0-alpha-19990330.tar.gz |tar xvf -
Now, cd to the dhcp-3.0-alpha-19990329a subdirectory that you've just
Now, cd to the dhcp-3.0-alpha-19990330 subdirectory that you've just
created and configure the source tree by typing:
......@@ -319,9 +319,74 @@ mailing list.
If you are going to use dhcpd, you should probably subscribe to the
dhcp-server and dhcp-announce mailing lists. If you will be using
dhclient, you should subscribe to the dhcp-client mailing list.
If you need help, you should ask on the dhcp-server or dhcp-client
mailing list (or both) - whichever is appropriate to your
application. This includes reporting bugs. Please do not report
bugs in old software releases - fetch the latest release and see if
the bug is still in that copy of the software, and if it's not, _then_
report it. It's okay to report bugs in the latest patchlevel of a
major version that's not the most recent major version, though - for
example, if you're running 2.0, you don't have to upgrade to 3.0
before you can report bugs.
When you report bugs, please provide us complete information. A list
of information we need follows. Please read it carefully, and put
all the information you can into your initial bug report, so that we
don't have to ask you any questions in order to figure out your
- The specific operating system name and version of the
machine on which the DHCP server or client is running.
- The specific operating system name and version of the
machine on which the client is running, if you are having
trouble getting a client working with the server.
- If you're running Linux, the version number we care about is
the kernel version and maybe the library version, not the
distribution version - e.g., while we don't mind knowing
that you're running Redhat version, we must know
what kernel version you're running, and it helps if you can
tell us what version of the C library you're running,
although if you don't know that off the top of your head it
may be hard for you to figure it out, so don't go crazy
- The specific version of the DHCP distribution you're
running, for example 2.0b1pl19, not 2.0.
- Please explain the problem carefully, thinking through what
you're saying to ensure that you don't assume we know
something about your situation that we don't know.
- Include your dhcpd.conf and dhcpd.leases file if they're not
huge (if they are huge, we may need them anyway, but don't
send them until you're asked).
- Include a log of your server or client running until it
encounters the problem - for example, if you are having
trouble getting some client to get an address, restart the
server with the -d flag and then restart the client, and
send us what the server prints. Likewise, with the client,
include the output of the client as it fails to get an
address or otherwise does the wrong thing. Do not leave
out parts of the output that you think aren't interesting.
- If the client or server is dumping core, please run the
debugger and get a stack trace, and include that in your
bug report. For example, if your debugger is gdb, do the
gdb dhcpd dhcpd.core
(gdb) where
(gdb) quit
This assumes that it's the dhcp server you're debugging, and
that the core file is in dhcpd.core.
PLEASE DO NOT send queries about non-isc clients to the dhcp-client
mailing list. If you're asking about them on an ISC mailing list,
it's probably because you're using the ISC DHCP server, so ask there.
If you are having problems with a client whose executable is called
dhcpcd, this is _not_ the ISC DHCP client, and we probably can't help
you with it.
Please see for details on how to
subscribe. If you don't have WorldWide Web access, you can send mail
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