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Old 07-02-2004, 04:07 AM   #1
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previously, i had a windows box served as a DHCP server. everybody is getting their own machine from that machine. my clients are mostly windows 98.
now, the problem is that, now i have made a DHCP in linux. then, when everybody hang on to the linux box, with a different kind of configuration, basically there are some changes on gateway and subnet mask. but, however, the client only get their own ip, but the gateway and subnet mask assignments are still the same as the previous setting from windows DHCP server. i am a bit confusing right now. my linux box is ok when working with the linux DHCP. but, the windows clients are the main problem. heahache!!!! pls consult.. give me some pointer here..pls.....
Old 07-02-2004, 06:54 AM   #2
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Is the Windows DHCP Server still on the network?

Are you sure the windows clients have not hardcoded the gateway, dns, etc.
Old 07-02-2004, 07:00 AM   #3
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Ok let me see if I understand you correctly!!!

Your previous DHCP Server was a windows box. Make sure you disabled DHCP Server service on that system if it's still on and active

Also check your network settings on your windows workstations to make sure you didn't staticly assign the gateway, dns info.

if everything is clean there then go to the command line and do a

ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew

then use a ipconfig /all

hope this helps
Old 07-02-2004, 07:26 PM   #4
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my windows DNHCP box is totally unplugged from the network. i have released and renewed all the nic at the clients side... no point to help.... anymore, suggestion to troubleshoot... anyway, i am looking to the NETBIOS... i dont whether it helps or not... but, something for sure... i never saw the term "WINS", "NETBIOS" in linux os... does it proprietary for MS or what? what it is for? i still dont understand, how come MS always put something different from the open standard (nothing related to the question below, just that, i am not happy with MS's solution). ok, now, how can i do or rather what can i do? pls advise....
Old 07-03-2004, 07:43 AM   #5
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I had a similar problem when I first started a DHCP server. I used Webmin to configure dhcpd.conf, there is an "edit client options" button that sets client options for all clients. When I used this the settings I wanted applied to everyone.

WINS is a Microsoft thing where ip addresses are mapped to NETBIOS names. It is not needed unless you have an MS service that requires it, even MS is moving away from this for DNS as far as I know.

Webmin is very helpfull for several tasks, not just this one. I use it all the time.


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