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OES11 DHCP LDAP Method

Hey all,

Configuring DHCP on OES11 in a test environment. I don't quite understand the concept behind the following:

LDAP method = Static or Dynamic (Default is Static)

Select Static if you do not want the DHCP server to query the LDAP server for host details. Select Dynamic if you want the DHCP server to query for host details from the LDAP server for every request. Selecting the dynamic LDAP method ensures that the responses you receive to queries are accurate, but the server takes a longer time to respond.

Questions?
1) If I were to select Dynamic, what kind of information would I be getting from the LDAP server regarding host details?
2) Is it useful info that I would want?
3) How would this info help me? What will it do for me? What would I do with this info?
4) What's everybody else doing regarding this setting?

Thanks
-Hans
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The "static" method assumes that the DHCP server is the only thing persisting the data to the directory and that you are really not using the directory to perform some sort of integration, say, with a home brew NAC or identity based firewall, etc. So it posts changes back to the directory when it feels like it in batch. So it caches the data locally and updates the directory when it feels like.

"Dynamic" mode interactively updates / reads the directory for each DHCP operation. This allows, for example, tighter integration with 3rd party systems that consume or even author DHCP info. The former is much faster and reduces LDAP chitchat. The latter ensures the directory is completely up to date - which you only care about if you are using that data for some reason.

Without something consuming the lease data, leave it on static.

-- Bob
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Thanks Bob,

That helped. I'm still running NW DHCP. Just learning the ins and outs with OES-LX DHCP.

-Hans



>>> On 2/23/2012 at 12:46 PM, in message <Bob-O-Rama.58eiin@no-mx.forums.novell.com>, Bob-O-Rama<Bob-O-Rama@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote:



The "static" method assumes that the DHCP server is the only thing
persisting the data to the directory and that you are really not using
the directory to perform some sort of integration, say, with a home brew
NAC or identity based firewall, etc. So it posts changes back to the
directory when it feels like it in batch. So it caches the data
locally and updates the directory when it feels like.

"Dynamic" mode interactively updates / reads the directory for each
DHCP operation. This allows, for example, tighter integration with 3rd
party systems that consume or even author DHCP info. The former is
much faster and reduces LDAP chitchat. The latter ensures the directory
is completely up to date - which you only care about if you are using
that data for some reason.

Without something consuming the lease data, leave it on static.

-- Bob


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