As I recall, there used to be this DHCP server called dhcpd3 However, under ubuntu, I am not entirely sure where to obtain or how to install it. The following command doesn't seem to locate the package.

apt-get install dhcpd3

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package dhcpd3

Has dhcpd3 been deprecated and replaced by something else?

Thank you in advance!

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    If apt-get reports "unable to locate" on a package that should be there, you can usually find out it's name by doing something like apt-cache search dhcp3 Jun 12 '11 at 19:23

The server name is actually dhcp3-server

This is actually a transitional package to the actual DHCP server that is shipped, which is isc-dhcp-server

More info on how to search packages here:


Try this command

sudo apt-get install dhcp3-server

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