Originally posted by PlatinumRik
I have a fresh install of redhat 7.1 (custom) bare min. alomst. I wanted to use this as a learning box to do everythign from strach almost. about the only things i keep was the samba so it was ez to setup and transfer files from the internet off my win2k box to the linux w/o burning cd's or using floppy's. well i want to start by setting it up as a dchp server. does anyone have a wlk through guide and/or a place to dl everything i need. sorry for being so vauge, i just don't know where to start :-) thanks alot
Download package dhcpd (should also be on your cds, from redhat, I mean)
install the stuff with rpm -ivh dhcpd.blablabla.rpm
Once installed, you got two roads: One is the easy one (but you won't learn that much) = download webmin (webmin.org or something) and that should give you a nice frontend to configure your dhcp server.
Second road is to do a man dhcpd and read the doc on this deamon (server service).
Edit the configuration (in /etc/dhcpd.conf or something) and add some stuff like the network range (I guess that is the bare minimum)
Then do a "service dhcpd start" and you will be in business. If you get problems, you can always go look in /var/log/messages for errors when it starts. You should also be able to see in the log when a clients does look for a dhcp server (dhcp discover) and finds one (dhcp offer from the server)
Yep, I guess that is it. Need more details?