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Old 07-16-2004, 05:56 PM   #1
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Dhcp Issue

Hi :
i'm new REDHAT 9.0 user . i'm interested in linux networking . i worked on DNS and SAMBA and NFS servers . but i still don't know how to deal with the DHCP . i read the REDHAT manuals : it said that to configuer the DHCP service you should edit /etc/dhcp.conf . but i couldn't find the file in that location . i addition , there is nothing refering to DHCP service the services manager .... please help me guys and i will really appriciate it .

Old 07-16-2004, 06:38 PM   #2
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Is it to request an IP number from a dhcp source?
cos I have to use the command dhcpcd ethx to get one, Others I have noticed have to use dhclient to do so.

Idont suppose you have tried the whereis command as root to locate it?

Sorry if im not helping as Im fairly new to Linux networking myself and thought I would try to help as best I could.


Old 07-16-2004, 06:53 PM   #3
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i will try

thanks a lot . yes it's for issuing IPs on the network . i will try what you told me about . i installed a package DCHP SERVER from redhat network but i still can't find the file., the most important issue that this should be managed as a service . since the DHCP not listed in the service manager consol , i don't that the service installed at all . thanks a lot again and i will try to find the file by your command ....

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Here is an example of "/etc/dhcpd.conf"
# dhcpd.conf
# Configuration file for ISC dhcpd (see 'man dhcpd.conf')

ddns-update-style               none;
default-lease-time              21600;
max-lease-time                  21600;

server-name                     "your-server";
option subnet-mask    ;
option domain-name              "your-domain";

shared-network WORKSTATIONS {
        subnet netmask {
        option broadcast-address;
        option routers        ;
        option domain-name-servers;
        pool {
In this example, our net is "", mask is "", the server has address "" and it is the gateway and also the local dns server. It is leasing addresses in the range of to
All you have to edit is your server name and your domain. This dhcpd.conf is working on my gateway machine.

I hope this helps. May be, you have to replace all the occurrences of "10.0.0" with "192.168.0" which is the preferred default configuration for many distros.


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