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Old 07-17-2007, 12:30 AM   #1
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How to configure DHCP server for ( 1 server + 500 Clients) in RHEL 4


Hello All,

I am new to Linux, & just started learing the same.

I have made one dhcp server at my lab with 1 server & 5 clients. It is working perfectly.

But if I have to do the same in Corporate Environment i.e. 1 server & more than 254 clients, how to configure the /etc/dhcpd.conf file for the same. Say some company is having one server & 500 PCS.

One linux guy said I have to make one DHCP server per network. Means one dhcp for 192.168.0.1 - 192.168.0.254, one dhcp for 192.168.1.1 - 192.168.1.254....... & so on.

CAN ANYONE TELL ME IF I DO SO, FROM WHERE THE CLIENTS WILL GO TO FETCH THE IP ADDRESS.

WAITING FOR REPLY.

Regards,
Paulin.
 
Old 07-17-2007, 02:12 AM   #2
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assuming you have isc dhcp installed, then just read /etc/dhcpd.conf. what you are asking for is about *THE* most basic implementation possible, and will already exist within the config file if you actually look.
 
Old 07-18-2007, 01:14 AM   #3
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Hello Dear,

I am not knowing about isc dhcp.

I serch the web & found it is some software for DHCP.

HAVE I TO INSTALL THE SAME IN MY MACHINE & CONFIGURE THE SAME? KINDLY REQUEST YOU TO PROVIDE STEPS HOW TO INSTALL & CONFIGURE THE SAME.

Regards,
Paulin.
 
Old 07-18-2007, 03:31 AM   #4
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we are not here to recite documentation for you. install dhcpd and read it's documentation. if and when you have specific queries about it, please ask.
 
Old 07-18-2007, 09:33 AM   #5
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Yes a single DHCP server can serve addresses for multiple subnets and address ranges. so one DHCP server could hand out

192.168.1.1-254
192.168.2.1-254
10.10.1.1-254

With 500 Clients I would like to believe your Network is separated into multiple subnets by routers. You should review the documentation for the routers on how to use the DHCP relay feature of that device, or install a DHCP relay agent on a server or workstation on each subnet. (hint: for Cisco equipment the command is ip helper-address)

http://www.daemon-systems.org/man/dhcpd.conf.5.html
 
  


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