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Feature #6960

Consider replacing ISC DHCP server with KEA DHCP

Added by Bogdan P over 2 years ago. Updated 5 months ago.

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DHCP Server
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Start date:
11/24/2016
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I think it would be a good idea to at least take a look at kea dhcp by ISC. It seems to be a much better solution for pfsense than ISC DHCP.

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#1 Updated by Raul Ramos over 2 years ago

It looks like Facebook migrated to Kea DHCP. Should be for a good reason [[https://code.facebook.com/posts/845909058837784/using-isc-kea-dhcp-in-our-data-centers/]]

#2 Updated by Jim Thompson over 2 years ago

  • Category set to DHCP Server
  • Assignee set to Jim Thompson

they moved because it's better.

but they have a really large environment.

we've known about kea for a while. (One of my dogs is named "Kea", the other is "sudo".)

#3 Updated by Eron Lloyd about 2 years ago

Agreed. We are implementing this internally as well and it'd be great to be able to run it on our pfSense boxes.

#4 Updated by Bogdan P 5 months ago

Any progress on Kea dhcp? It looks like ISC has allocated more resources to Kea and put the legacy ISC dhcp in the backlog. Right now pfsense 2.4.4 is using a deprecated dhcp version(4.3.6). If it's not feasible to integrate Kea this year please consider upgrading ISC dhcp to 4.4.1 and expose new features in the gui (ddns-dual-stack-mixed-mode, ddns-update-style standard etc)

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