The DHCP provider is implemented plugin into the ApacheDS network layer (MINA). As a plugin, DHCP leverages Apache MINA for front-end services and the Apache Directory read-optimized backing store via JNDI for a persistent store.
The ApacheDS DHCP plugin, in conjunction with MINA and the Apache Directory store, provides an easy-to-use yet fully-featured dynamic configuration service. As implemented within the Apache Directory, DHCP will provide:
For help with more advanced configurations, check out our Interoperability Guide.