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DHCP 4.2.6rc1 Release Notes
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	      Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Distribution
			     Version 4.2.6rc1
			     28 January 2014

			      Release Notes

			      NEW FEATURES

ISC DHCP 4.2.x includes features that were not included in DHCP 4.1.x.
These include:

Processing the DHCP to DNS server transactions in an asynchronous fashion.
The DHCP server or client can now continue with its processing while
awaiting replies from the DNS server.

There are a number of DHCPv6 limitations and features missing in this
release, which will be addressed in the future:

- Only Solaris, Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, and OpenBSD are supported.

- DHCPv6 includes human-readable text in status code messages, in
  English.  A method to reconfigure or support other languages would
  be preferable.

- The "host-identifier" option is limited to a simple token.

- The client and server can only operate DHCPv4 or DHCPv6 at a time,
  not both.  To use both protocols simultaneously, two instances of the
  relevant daemon are required, one with the '-6' command line option.

For information on how to install, configure and run this software, as
well as how to find documentation and report bugs, please consult the
README file.

ISC DHCP uses standard GNU configure for installation. Please review the
output of "./configure --help" to see what options are available.

The system has only been tested on Linux, FreeBSD, and Solaris, and may not
work on other platforms. Please report any problems and suggested fixes to
<dhcp-users@isc.org>.

ISC DHCP is open source software maintained by Internet Systems
Consortium.  This product includes cryptographic software written
by Eric Young (eay@cryptsoft.com).

			Changes since 4.2.6b1

- Tidy up receive packet processing.
  Thanks to Brad Plank of GTA for reporting the issue and suggesting
  a possible patch.
  [ISC-Bugs #34447]

			Changes since 4.2.5

- Address static analysis warnings.
  [ISC-Bugs #33510] [ISC-Bugs #33511]

- Silence benign static analysis warnings.
  [ISC-Bugs #33428]

- Add check for 64-bit package for atf.
  [ISC-BUGS #32206]

- Removed unused variable. Presence of this variable caused build error
  when the --enable-delated-ack configuration option was specified.
  [ISC-BUGS #32701]

- Use newer auto* tool packages and turn on RFC_3542 support on Mac OS.
  [ISC-Bugs #26303]

- Remove a variable when it isn't being used due to #ifdefs to avoid
  a compiler warning on Solaris using GCC.
  [ISC-Bugs #33032]

- Add a check for too much whitespace in a config or lease file.
  Thanks to Paolo Pellegrino for finding the issue and a suggestion
  for the patch.
  [ISC-Bugs #33351]

- Added a sleep call after killing the old client to allow time
  for the sockets to be cleaned.  This should allow the -r option
  to work more consistently.
  [ISC-Bugs #18175]

- Missing files for ISC DHCP Developer's Guide are now included in
  the release tarballs. To generate this documentation, please use
  make devel command in doc directory. [ISC-Bugs #32767]

- Update client script for use with openwrt.
  [ISC-Bugs #29843]

- Fix the socket handling for DHCPv6 clients to allow multiple instances
  of a client on a single machine to work properly.  Previously only
  one client would receive the packets.  Thanks to Jiri Popelka at Red Hat
  for the bug report and a potential patch.
  [ISC-Bugs #34784]

- Added support for gentle shutdown after signal is received.
  [ISC-Bugs #32692] [ISC-Bugs 34945]

- Enhance the DHCPv6 server logging to include the addresses that are assigned
  to the clients.  This can be enabled by defining LOG_V6_ADDRESSES in site.h.
  [ISC-Bugs #26377]

- Fix an operation in the DDNS code to be a bitwise instead of logical or.
  [ISC-Bugs #35138]


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