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Install, enable and configure a Dynamic Host Control Protocol (DHCP) server.


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  • 1.0.3 (latest)
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  • 0.3.2
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released Mar 18th 2021
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Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'thias-dhcpd', '1.0.3'
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puppet module install thias-dhcpd --version 1.0.3

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Tags: dhcp, dhcpd


thias/dhcpd — version 1.0.3 Mar 18th 2021



This module installs and enables a dhcpd server using a pre-existing configuration file or template generated outside of the module's scope. This is because all possible dhcpd configuration files would be hard to base on a single template without introducing lots of complexity, either in the amount of parameters or the structure (hashes) to pass them.

Included are a static dhcpd.conf-example file to get started, as well as a simple dhcpd.conf-simple.erb template for very simple dhcpd servers.

Parameters to the main ::dhcpd class :

  • $configsource : Puppet location of the conf file to use. Default: none
  • $configcontent : Content of the config file to use. Default: none
  • $dhcpdargs : Command-line arguments to be added to dhcpd. Default: empty
  • $ensure : Ensure parameter for the service. Default: undef
  • $enable : Enable parameter for the service. Default: true


Pre-existing custom static dhcpd.conf file :

class { '::dhcpd':
  configsource => 'puppet:///modules/mymodule/dhcpd.conf-foo',
  # Restrict listening to a single interface
  dhcpdargs    => 'eth1',
  # Default is to enable but allow to be stopped (for active/passive)
  ensure       => 'running',

Trivial configuration using the included example template :

class { '::dhcpd':
  configcontent => template('dhcpd/dhcpd.conf-simple.erb'),

Slightly more complex configuration using the included example template :

# Variables used from inside the template
$dhcpd_netmask             = ''
$dhcpd_subnet              = ''
$dhcpd_routers             = ''
$dhcpd_domain_name_servers = ','
$dhcpd_range_start         = '100'
$dhcpd_range_end           = '254'
$dhcpd_default_lease_time  = '3600'
$dhcpd_max_lease_time      = '21600'
class { '::dhcpd':
  configcontent => template('dhcpd/dhcpd.conf-simple.erb'),
  ensure        => 'running',