How do you have dhcpd reload its configuration file?
- Updated on 06 Jan 2017
- 1 minute to read
At this time, the dhcpd server doesn't have any reload
mechanism. It doesn't handle HUP signal nor have a 'soft' reconfiguration method. The server has to be stopped and restarted, for example:
If you have a startup script for dhcpd, you may be able to reload the configuration (by restarting) such as:
Depending on the use, this is usually not a problem in terms of service outages because clients retransmit and it is hard for anyone to notice a problem in the time it takes the server to start back up again.
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