Description:ISC Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) client/server
License: BSD
  • + - stable
  • ~ - unstable
  • M - hardmask
alpha amd64 arm hppa ia64 m68k mips ppc ppc64 s390 sh sparc x86
4.4.2_p1-r1 ~ + + ~ ~ ~ ~ + + ~ - + +

USE flags

  • client - Install the dhclient program
  • doc - Add extra documentation (API, Javadoc, etc). It is recommended to enable per package instead of globally
  • ipv6 - Add support for IP version 6
  • kernel_linux - KERNEL setting for system using the Linux kernel
  • ldap - Add LDAP support (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol)
  • libressl - Use dev-libs/libressl instead of dev-libs/openssl when applicable (see also the ssl useflag)
  • minimal - Install a very minimal build (disables, for example, plugins, fonts, most drivers, non-critical features)
  • selinux - !!internal use only!! Security Enhanced Linux support, this must be set by the selinux profile or breakage will occur
  • server - Install the dhcpd and dhcrelay programs
  • ssl - Add support for SSL/TLS connections (Secure Socket Layer / Transport Layer Security)
  • static - !!do not set this during bootstrap!! Causes binaries to be statically linked instead of dynamically
  • vim-syntax - Pulls in related vim syntax scripts

Security Advisory

Date Severity Title
almost 4 years normal ISC DHCP: Multiple vulnerabilities
about 8 years normal ISC DHCP: Denial of Service
about 9 years normal ISC DHCP: Denial of Service
over 12 years normal ISC DHCP: dhcpd Denial of Service
over 12 years high ISC DHCP: dhcpclient Remote execution of arbitrary code
over 13 years normal ISC DHCP: Denial of Service

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