ISC DHCP Question

Is it possible to configure ISC DHCP Server v3 to listen to a specific interface even though the IP of the interface does not match the subnet range for the clients.

Eg. server IP: 192.168.0.1 Serving clients with IP range 192.168.1.10 -> 192.168.1.100
perolaAsked:
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jlevieCommented:
Yes, you can bind dhcpd to an interface(s). But a case where the subnet attached to an interface is different from the subnet the interface is configured for makes no sense.

I'd presume that your network topology has a router or firewall in between. In which case you need a DHCP relay agent running on the router/firewall and a subnet declaration for the 192.168.1.10 -> 192.168.1.100 subnet on the DHCP server.
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perolaAuthor Commented:
Yes, we have a Cisco router (relay agent) that relays all DHCP traffic to a specific port (in this case the port where the DHCP Server is located),  this DHCP server is supposed to serve miltiple subnets with IP-addresses using Option-82. And we do not want to set an IP-addess on the DHCP Servers interface for each subnet.

But what do I write in the dhcpd.conf to bind all DHCP to one interface reguardless from the interface IP.
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alexscheeleCommented:
Just start it with the interface you want it to bind to as parameter. For example: dhcpd eth0.
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jlevieCommented:
In that case simply binding the DHCP server to the interface(s) that it should server requests on and creating subnet declarations for each of the subnets is all that's necessary. The DHCP relay agent does all the magic about routing the reply back to the client.
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