ISC DHCP Server port UID/GID question

Florent Thoumie flz at
Fri Jan 18 07:28:51 PST 2008

On Jan 18, 2008 3:17 PM, Erik Van Benschoten <evanben at> wrote:
>   I noticed that, but I believe that that is a privilege separation
> account that is used with the OpenBSD-version of the dhclient. Also, as
> I pointed out, if this is usable, then why isn't the isc-dhcp-server
> port using it instead of allocating a UID/GID for itself during the install?

There's no good reason to allocate UID/GID dynamically IMHO. This
issue should be discussed with the current maintainer.

In the meantime, you can set dhcpd_with(user|group) to "_dhcp" in
/etc/rc.conf to use the base _dhcp user/group.

Florent Thoumie
flz at
FreeBSD Committer

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