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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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