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Old 08-20-2007, 11:52 PM   #1
jrus
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Need explanation of Linux DHCP


Hi
I'm hoping for someone to help me with a question posed as part of a college assignment. I have no knowledge of Linux and after searching the net have not found a simple answer, hopefully someone can provide it here.
The question is:

Briefly explain why a Linux DHCP server can service Windows XP network clients (computers and peripherals).

Thanks in advance

jrus




Thank you all for your replies it is what I thought about DCHP it was just the linux part that threw me as I thought it may have been treated differently in Linux and I may have needed additional info

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Old 08-21-2007, 12:05 AM   #2
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A DHCP server serves to any clients connected to the network. It doesnt recognize the machine is Windows or Linux. Its just a server.
 
Old 08-21-2007, 12:08 AM   #3
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I'm guessing you weren't paying much attention in class. DHCP is a standard protocol; it has nothing to do with Windows, Linux, Mac OS X or any other OS. As a result, any client on any platform that is compliant with the standard can utilize DHCP.
 
Old 08-21-2007, 01:01 AM   #4
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Hi
I'm hoping for someone to help me with a question posed as part of a college assignment. I have no knowledge of Linux and after searching the net have not found a simple answer, hopefully someone can provide it here.
The question is:

Briefly explain why a Linux DHCP server can service Windows XP network clients (computers and peripherals).

Thanks in advance

jrus
Nice try. You need to listen to your professor on this subject. Anyways, DHCP is not a service, it is a protocol, it leases IP to any host. For other conerns, you must learn first the basics of TCP/IP
 
  


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