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The acronym OMAPI stands for Object Management Application Programming Interface. As of 2016 ISC DHCP uses OMAPI as an API to manipulate the internal data structure of a running instance of the ISC DHCP server or client.[1][2]

Uses on the server include:

Uses on the client include:

  • fetching configuration information,
  • releasing and renewing leases, and
  • changing which interfaces the DHCP client manages


  1. ^ "ISC DHCP API Interface". IPAM. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  2. ^ Ralph Droms and Ted Lemon (2003). The DHCP handbook. Sams. pp. 239, 316. ISBN 9780672323270. 

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