Simple DNS Plus News
18 Feb 2011 - Simple DNS Plus v. 5.2 build 118 released / Enhanced DHCP Server plug-in
Simple DNS Plus v. 5.2 build 118 is now available at http://www.simpledns.com/download.aspx.
This update includes an enhanced version of the DHCP Server plug-in - with the following new features:
- Added DHCP options "TFTP Server" (a.k.a. "Next-Server") and "Boot file name".
These options are typically used in combination with a TFTP server to enable PXE / disk less booting of PCs, provisioning IP phones, etc.
(we also just release a new TFTP server plug-in)
An example of how to use this is provided in KB1304 - How to serve a network based Debian Linux installation with Simple DNS Plus.
- Ability to override most options (lease time, default gateway, static routes, DNS servers, TFTP server, boot file) per reservation / reservation group.
- Ability to provide at host name to clients with MAC based reservation.
- Ability to limit DHCP clients to reservations (ignore DHCP requests from clients with no reservation).
See the updated DHCP Server plug-in user interface and documentation at http://www.simpledns.com/kb.aspx?kbid=1216
The update also include a bug fix - for details on this and previous releases,please see release notes.
This is NOT a critical update, and you only need to update if you need to fixes / updates included.