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Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

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How to Activate Text-Based Configuration

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You can view and configure the DHCP server settings in a text configuration file. Note that if you manually configure the DHCP server in a text configuration file, all of the settings that have been made in the user interface are disabled.

Before You Begin

Before you can view and configure the DHCP server in a text configuration file, enable advanced pool configuration in the DHCP service setup. For more information, see How to Configure Advanced DHCP Settings.

View the Configuration File

To view the DHCP server configuration in read-only text:

  1. Go to CONFIGURATION Configuration Tree > Box > Virtual Servers > your virtual server > Assigned Services > DHCP-Service > DHCP Enterprise Configuration.
  2. From the left Configuration Mode menu, select Advanced View.
  3. In the left navigation pane, select GUI as Text.
  4. Click Lock.
  5. Enable Show GUI as Text.
  6. Click Send Changes and Activate

In the GUI Corresponding Text table, the DHCP server configuration is displayed in read-only text.

Configure the DHCP Server Text Configuration File

The DHCP server text configuration file must be created directly on the Barracuda NextGen Firewall F-Series when configuring a managed NextGen Firewall F-Series.

  1. Go to CONFIGURATION Configuration Tree > Box > Virtual Servers > your virtual server > Assigned Services > DHCP-Service > DHCP Enterprise Configuration.
  2. From the left Configuration Mode menu, select Advanced View.
  3. In the left navigation pane, select Text Based Configuration.
  4. Click Lock.
  5. Enable Use Free Format.

    When you enable this setting, all of the settings that have been made in the user interface are disabled. To re-enable the settings that are made in the user interface, disable Use Free Format.

  6. In the Free Format Text table, enter the configurations for the DHCP server. Use the following syntax:
    option
  7. For more information on the commands and syntax that can be used, see http://www.daemon-systems.org/man/dhcp-options.5.html.
  8. Click Send Changes and Activate.
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