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Old 05-10-2007, 04:29 AM   #1
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DHCP with several servers


Hello,

How are you?? I hope fine...

My question is that I have 16 linux computers that are connected to a linux server and they use DHCP to obtain their IPs. The problem is that now I want to use another server for this "cluster", and I want that the clients can also ask for their IPs to this new server, so I want to configure this DHCP service with several servers, but I dont know how.

Can someone help me???

Thank you.....
 
Old 05-10-2007, 04:43 AM   #2
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you're replacing one dhcp server with another? just stop dhcp on the current one and copy the leases across and start the new one. am i missing something? clients don't ask dhcp servers for leases, they just broadcast and hope someone responds, they don't care who normally.
 
Old 05-10-2007, 04:50 AM   #3
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Sorry, I have to specify more.

Thank you for your answer, but may be I haven't specify enogh.

I need to use both servers at the same time, because I want to
develop this servers to colaborate each other to balance the work.

May be now, you can help me better.....

Thank you again...
 
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dhcp doesn't work well in an load balanced environment. whilst it's nice to have in theory, it goes bad very quickly... you could use a heartbeat across two boxes so a slave starts dhcpd if the master isn't available etc... also the load on a dhcp server is typically small, unless you're an isp or something...
 
  


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