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Old 08-06-2004, 09:01 PM   #1
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DHCP - client setup Mandrake 9.2


I am trying to figure out the following about DHCP in Mandrake 9.2:

1) Where during the startup process (ie in what script) is the dhcp server called?

2) Can I modify what data is requested/returned by the DHCP server in the client? If so, how?

3) Where is the returned information stored and how can I access such things as the ip address in a script?


Old 08-07-2004, 06:27 AM   #2
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i dunno about mandrake, but in slackware:

1) the dhcp server deamon isnt called at boot by deault. add a line, /usr/bin/dhcpd should do, to one of your init scripts or a firewall script, or anything that runs at a boot.

2) yes you can modify it. the config is usually in /etc. try man dhcp.conf or google, there's a fair amount of documentation on it and its pretty simple.

3) im not sure. i would have thought so though.

id wouldnt have thought there wouldnt be much different between the two distributions, you may find the config's and executables in different places to what i have said though.

good luck anyway.


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