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Old 11-17-2004, 10:36 AM   #1
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2 DHCP servers on a network


I am trying to run two dhcp servers on a network; one as a primary and the other as secondary. This is because whenever the dhcp server cannot be contacted some of my network devices running at different locations cannot start up. So,I want to install another secondary dhcp server that will always be updated by the primary and will start when the primary cannot be contacted. the dhcp servers will run at different locations....but only one must be operational at a time and the other will continue where the "failed" stops.

is there a way round this? Thanks
Old 11-19-2004, 10:24 AM   #2
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You probably want to look at a linux failover solution. One that claims to support several services to include dhcp is:

Old 11-19-2004, 10:27 AM   #3
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You don't want to run two DHCP servers... what you need is something reliable to serve out DHCP... If you run teo DHCP servers... you're going to run in to a wide range of problems...

Give some more info about this network... is it a workgroup or domain? is it at home or for a business... how many users? how many devices?


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