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Re: Bug#995189: RFH: isc-dhcp

Hello Ansgar,

Am 07.03.23 um 20:26 schrieb Ansgar:
On Tue, 2023-03-07 at 11:55 +0100, Marco d'Itri wrote:
On Mar 07, Philipp Hahn <pmhahn@pmhahn.de> wrote:
Is it a good idea to keep it alive for another 2+ years in
Debian-12-Bookworm or should it be removed now?
I do not think that it should be removed at this point, since there is
a need for the complex features that isc-dhcpd can provide and there are
is no obvious replacement: Kea is super complex (and I do not know if it
has all the features) and everything else is too much simple.

Only the client and relay are no longer maintained upstream. The server
is still maintained and there is no need to drop it from Debian.

Are you sure the *server* is still maintained? Sadly my quote from <https://www.isc.org/dhcp/> got dropped, so here again:

ISC has announced the end of life for ISC DHCP as of the end of 2022. ISC will continue providing professional support services for existing subscribers, but does not intend to issue any further maintenance releases.

Previously ISC announced EoL *only for client and relay*, but — at least for my reading of the above statement ­— they no longer do and *ended all of DHCP*. Or do we (Debian) have access to that "professional support services" to get future patches we can apply?

Do we do our users a service by keeping that dead horse alive for another 2+ years? While being quite stable it had a steady stream of security issues: <https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/source-package/isc-dhcp>


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