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dhcpdb2conf(1M)						       dhcpdb2conf(1M)

       dhcpdb2conf - convert DHCP client database to config file parameters

       index] [lan-interfaces]

       The command translates a client system's DHCP database parameters (from
       into a set of standard  configuration  file  parameters.	  This	is  an
       essential  step for configuring a DHCP client system, and is invoked by
       upon every reboot when DHCP is active.

       A DHCP client database can contain settings for such  items  as:	 host‐
       name,  IP  address, and default gateway (a subset of the "initial iden‐
       tity parameters" managed by and You can list the contents of the	 data‐
       base  to	 the  screen,  create a set of configuration staging files, or
       execute direct edits on existing configuration files using  the	values
       contained in the client database.

       Arguments:  You	can provide a list of lan-interfaces on which to oper‐
       ate, such as "lan0 lan1".  If you specify no LAN interfaces,  processes
       all  entries referenced in the client's DHCP database.  The entries are
       each defined as a unique LAN interface  and  a  corresponding  list  of

       The  following options determine the results of DHCP parameter process‐

       Print results to the screen (standard output).
		   This is the default action if neither nor is specified.

       Apply directly:	Using  the  results  of	 the  specified	 filters  (see
		   directly  apply  the	 parameter definitions to the existing
		   configuration files, for example, to (This is how is called

       Create copies:  Create a set of staging files using the results of the
		   selected  filters (see below).  Each parameter processed is
		   applied to its corresponding copy of one configuration file
		   [re]created by

		   For	example,  is copied to (If the file already exists and
		   can be written, it is overwritten;  otherwise  the  command
		   fails.)   Once  this staging file is created, the parameter
		   being processed is applied to  the  newly  created  staging
		   file rather than the real configuration file.

       The  following "filter" options control which parameters are processed.
       The options can be combined in any manner.  The default with no options
       is to process all attributes for each LAN interface.

       Hostname:  Process the

       DNS:  Process the
		   parameter set (in

       Interface:  Process the
		   parameter set:

       Route:  Process the
		   parameter set:

       NIS:  Process the
		   parameter set:

       Time:  Process the

       DHCP_SERVER:  Prints the hostname of
		   which  has the given IP address for the interface.  Options
		   or have no effect.  Option will print results only  to  the
		   screen (standard output).

       Hostname:  Do not update the
		   parameter  in  configuration	 files.	 If the option is used
		   with or then the option has no effect.

       Set array index for the set of related parameters for one LAN interface
		   in  the  configuration  files.   For	 example,  with	  (the
		   default) the output would include

       The command can be run only by users with appropriate privileges.

   Configuration Files and Parameter Names
       The following files, and parameters in each file, can be processed by

	      List the entire contents of the DHCP client

       List only the parameter set for lan0:

       List the and parameter sets for lan0 and lan1:

       Apply the and  parameter	 sets  for  lan0  to  the
       existing configuration files:

       Apply  all parameter sets to the existing configu‐
       ration files using lan0, and set index = 1:

       Using the option	 overrides  any	 existing  values
       which are currently set in the system's configura‐
       tion files (while the option merely revises  stag‐
       ing files, if any).

       The command itself.

       Current	DHCP  parameters  received  from  a  DHCP
       server by

       System  configuration   files
       that can be modified by

       auto_parms(1M),	       dhcp‐
       client(1M),   geocustoms(1M),


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