This program forwards DHCP messages between subnets with different sublayer broadcast domains. It is similarly to the DHCP relay agent dhcrelay of ISC's DHCP, but has the following features which are important for me:
It tries to be RFC 2131/2132 and 3046 compliant. Probably it works with BOOTP (RFC 951) also, but since the handling of the giaddr field is described misleading (see RFC 1542), there may occur problems.
SO_REUSEADDRoption is now set for clients which allows to use dhcp-forwarder simultaneously with another dhcp server on the same system.
Latest sources and their GPG signatures can be found here. Filenames which are having the format
dhcp-forwarder-X.Y.tar.bz2 are official releases;
such with a triple version like
X.Y.Z are inofficial
snapshots. A short description and further information are given
README; user visible
Binary packages are not provided but can be built with the usual
./configure && make && su -c make install
Please look at the output of
for further options. RPMs can be created by executing
rpmbuild -tb dhcp-forwarder-<version>.tar.bz2
Enrico Scholz Last modified: Tue Dec 14 22:55:04 CET 2010