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Old 09-30-2003, 03:34 PM   #1
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DHCP client and server ??

Hi everyone,

I want to learn DHCP server configuration but I have only one m/c to use as both DHCP server and client. My m/c is on internet via a router. At present this gets its network information from DHCP server running on router.

Now I want to run my own DHCP server on my linux m/c and have my DHCP client use this? How can I tell my DHCP client to talk to my own DHCP server rather than one on router?

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks & Regards,
Old 09-30-2003, 05:05 PM   #2
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you have to disable the dhcp on your router
Old 09-30-2003, 09:55 PM   #3
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yeah, that works well in getting IP address and default router. Thanks.

But I see no change in my /etc/resolv.conf file still. I mean even after having
option domain-name "";
option domain-name-servers;

in my /etc/dhcpd.conf file doesn't appear in /etc/resolv.conf.
What could be the reason?

And what about other m/c in my LAN? Will they also use the same DHCP server?

PLease help.
Old 10-01-2003, 01:20 AM   #4
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Your other m/c? which os its installed. I assumed that this machine is getting ip from you router-dhcp. So that mean its can get ip from your linux-dhcp server.



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