ISC DHCP Server port UID/GID question

Erik Van Benschoten evanben at
Fri Jan 18 08:22:47 PST 2008

  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?


Florent Thoumie wrote:
> On Jan 18, 2008 12:01 PM, Erik Van Benschoten <evanben at> wrote:
>> Greetings,
>>   Is there a specific reason that the port of the ISC's DHCP server does
>> not seem to have/use a registered UID/GID?
> Maybe because there's already _dhcp user (uid 65) in base?

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