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DHCP Replacement

Does anyone know of a script that will convert a Novell dhcpd.conf file to
the format that ISC dhcp will use?

Unfortunately I'm not good enough to write on myself a script

Thanks.
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The only tool I know is the migration utility provided under OES. Outside of that, I don't believe there is a way. I looked into this a couple of weeks ago, and there are scripts on the system that might be able to do it, but by the time you run the scripts with all of the correct syntax and create all of the dependent files, you could have installed a NW box, imported the DHCP, and migrated it using the utility. I would recommend going that route if necessary (doesn't even have to be part of the same tree).
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Thank you for your answer!

So it is possible with the utility, or is it just a presumption.
what do u mean exactly by nw-box...
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my main Problem is not the migration part... my main Problem is the Novell dhcp format to convert in to a ISC dhcp...
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On 08/03/2012 13:16, commander18 wrote:

> my main Problem is not the migration part... my main Problem is the
> Novell dhcp format to convert in to a ISC dhcp...


What do you mean by Novell DHCP format? Are you asking about DHCP on a
NetWare server or OES (Linux) one?

OES-based DHCP actually uses ISC DHCP so the issue is not file format
but one of getting the DHCP configuration out of eDirectory.

Early versions of NetWare uses text-based files whilst later versions
stored information in eDirectory though using different objects to OES.

Regardless of platform and version all DHCP data can be processed to
create a file suitable for ISC DHCP, or at least to create the data part
of it (leaving server-specific information to be added).

HTH.
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By nw-box I mean NetWare Server.
Yes, the migration utility will work to convert it to a format compatible with OES Linux.
If you are only talking about a few subnets, I would just recreate them. If you are talking about a lot, go with the migration utility. It will also covert over leases to the dhcpd.leases and address exclusions, etc (to the best of its ability)
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smflood;2180684 wrote:
On 08/03/2012 13:16, commander18 wrote:

> my main Problem is not the migration part... my main Problem is the
> Novell dhcp format to convert in to a ISC dhcp...


What do you mean by Novell DHCP format? Are you asking about DHCP on a
NetWare server or OES (Linux) one?


Its on NetWare..

its a lot of subnets 😞

Thx for the Answer, i will try this with the migration utility
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On 09/03/2012 06:56, commander18 wrote:

> Its on NetWare..


Which version?

As I indicated in my earlier response, early versions of NetWare (up to
4.x) stored their DHCP configuration in a text-based file whereas later
versions (5.x and later) used eDirectory.

HTH.
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its on 6.5...
I'm currently installing the OES.
have a question to migration.
after migrating from NetWare to OES, the data still exists on Netware or will it deleted. is there any settings?
The data on Netware should still exists.
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On 23/03/2012 11:06, commander18 wrote:

> its on 6.5...
> I'm currently installing the OES.
> have a question to migration.
> after migrating from NetWare to OES, the data still exists on Netware
> or will it deleted. is there any settings?
> The data on Netware should still exists.


Since DHCP on OES uses different eDirectory objects to DHCP on NetWare
when you migrate DHCP from NetWare to OES the old NetWare-related
objects will still remain in eDirectory.

See http://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/appnote/19638.html for an
introduction to DHCP in OES2. Whilst it was written for OES2 (SP0) the
basics are the same for later versions but it's missing some later
details (like Failover).

HTH.
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the migration was successful
The export is now in isc format.
many thanks for the help!!
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