Re: ISC DHCP client/relay end of maintenance

From: Philip Paeps <>
Date: Sat, 19 Jun 2021 04:44:36 UTC
On 2021-06-18 20:20:39 (+0800), Lutz Donnerhacke wrote:

> ISC would like to end maintenance of the ISC DHCP *client and relay* 
> by the
> end of 2021.  We plan to continue maintaining the DHCP *server*, and 
> any
> code that is common between the server, client and relay for a couple 
> more
> years at least.  Our January 2020 release of ISC DHCP incorporated a 
> number
> of submitted patches, mostly for the client, but otherwise we have 
> done
> little maintenance on the client or relay.  To be honest, the client 
> and
> relay have simply not been a focus of ours for several years.  As a 
> small
> non-profit organization, we have to allocate our limited resources 
> carefully
> and we think the ISC DHCP server, and Kea have more future value for 
> users.

Maybe now is a good time to shepherd this one to completion:

In addition to being more actively maintained, dhcpcd also supports 


Philip Paeps
Senior Reality Engineer
Alternative Enterprises