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Old 06-07-2003, 06:10 PM   #1
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Question Smoothwall DHCP


Hi, I am new to Linux/Smoothwall and was wondering if it was possible to setup Smoothwall so that it gets an IP from the DHCP Server (my hardware router), is this possible? if so, how?

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Old 06-07-2003, 09:23 PM   #2
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ok i'm piping up because no one else seems to be. I installed smoothwall on a box a home for a work research project. I can't remember for sure but i don't think it will obtain its ip through DHCP. I could be wrong. But if this is the case, it is probably possible(but compicated) to set up dhclient, but i think it would be easier to just use a static ip. Is there a reason that you absolutely need a static IP?
 
Old 06-07-2003, 09:26 PM   #3
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thanks for replying man, I want it to use an IP from DHCP from my hardware router cause I don't have a USB/PCI ADSL modem, so I can enable ZIPB mode which will make the hardware router pass the ISP IP onto the smoothwall, I just need the smoothwall to take a DHCP IP
 
Old 06-07-2003, 10:18 PM   #4
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ack...
well, i don't have it up anymore so i can't really plug around with it to see how to edit the startup scripts. who knows i might get motivated. well before that happens let me first say that i could be TOTALLY WRONG about smoothwall. like i said i installed it like 2 weeks ago and mulled around with it for a couple of days. but let me point you in a direction at least. i'm going to go look around the smoothwall sight. do you happen to know what distrobution its based on? look in /etc/rc.d/ for like rc.inet1 or something like that. let me know what you come up with. but it does involve running dhcpcd at startup.
 
Old 06-07-2003, 10:19 PM   #5
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I think its redhat
 
Old 06-07-2003, 11:20 PM   #6
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sorted, using dhcpcd
 
Old 06-07-2003, 11:38 PM   #7
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very cool.
 
Old 06-19-2003, 10:30 AM   #8
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Yes, smoothwall can get it's IP address via DHCP. Login as SETUP and it's under networking / address settings / RED. Select DHCP.
 
  


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