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Old 07-15-2010, 11:13 PM   #1
tr1pl3x
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DCHP Server or dnsmasq??


GUys im trying to setup a linux router w/in our network here in school, and i was using a fc13 as my linux router, i already setup iptables for linux masquerading.. i have a 20 winxp client connected to the said router with an ip of 192.168.0.1, on each client i manually configured all of the clients ip address.. i was wondering if i could use a dhcp server to ease the manual configuration.., i already installed a dhcp server. Note im a newbie, thus dhcp server will also provide dns resolution to winxp clients??,, on some thread that i read if the client is linux.. you will just need to add nameserver to the /etc/resolv.conf for each linux clients.. the clients that im using here is winxp, i was wondering if i could setup the server to distribute dns & also a dynamic ip to all the clients..

w/c 1 is better?? DCHP server or dnsmasq?? im a newbie to linux & i would really appreciate it if some one could help me regarding this matter.

sorry for my bad english.

tnx in advance!
 
Old 07-16-2010, 12:25 AM   #2
jlanawalt
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Yes, DHCP can provide DNS

Yes a DHCP server can provide DNS along with other network information like gateway, ntp/time servers and tftp/bootp servers.

I've been happy with the flexibility and configuration style of ISC's DHCP server. Check the various solutions out and read some write ups to find what works best for you.
 
  


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