LISA 2001 Abstract
Pelican DHCP Automated Self-Registration System: Distributed Registration and Centralized Management
Robin Garner, Tufts University Network Operations
Pelican is an automated DHCP client self-registration tool. Unlike
other popular self-registration tools, the Pelican registration system
runs on an independent server with no access to the DHCP daemon's
lease data or configuration files. It derives MAC addresses by SNMP-
querying network devices and periodically generating and pushing
updated configuration files to all participating DHCP servers. This
allows Pelican to scale more effectively than most other existing
automated registration systems. Pelican also tracks lease allocation
on participating DHCP servers, providing administrators with a central
repository of data for simplified administration and troubleshooting.
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