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Alcatel Voice over IP phones and ISC DHCP

Posted on 2003-11-20 18:58:47, modified on 2006-01-09 16:29:21
Tags: Voice over IP, DHCP, Alcatel

How to configure the ISC DHCP server to serve the Alcatel Voice over IP phones.

At BarNet, we are testing Voice over IP phones from Alcatel. C., The company which helps us with it isn't really up to date with their IP network skills. With the result that I had to spent the last days with trying to find out how to configure the ISC DHCP server properly for these phones. Fortunatly that I got some Alcatel OmniPCX 4400 manuals via a friend which described exactly what I needed to configure.

Please take note that...

So here is the config for the ISC DHCP:

class "ipphone" {
  match if option vendor-class-identifier = "alcatel.tsc-ip.0";
  option dhcp-parameter-request-list 1,3,28,43,54,58,59,60,66,67;
  option vendor-encapsulated-options "alcatel.a4400.0";
  option tftp-server-name "";
  option bootfile-name "ST_JAMES";

That's a little bit shorter than the two pages of "click here, tick this button" for the Windows DHCP servers, isn't it?

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Posted on: 2008-09-05 21:04:42
CommentHi Edwin,
I am fiddling with Nominum DCS to get this working for us as we're about to
use a similar setup overhere. So this info might proove to be quite usefull for me :)

I was hoping to create an option space for the alcatel phones but I'm still
not sure if this is really needed for us.


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