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Old 01-23-2006, 08:57 AM   #1
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Newbie: Fedora Core 4 as a DHCP & DNS server

Hey guys/gals.
I need a push in the right direction on the matters of making a Fedora Core 4 machine a DHCP and a DNS server.

My questions are as follows.

Where do I start? Can Linux itself be the dhcp and dns without any other applications installed?
Are there any utilities I need installed?
How do I go about starting something like this?
Which services would DHCP and DNS use? Also, which files would I have to edit?

I'm experienced with networks, and even a little Linux, but I've never used/configured a DNS or DHCP server that was running on linux. So in a nutshell, I'm a little lost.

Basically I need a jumpstart from you guys, information-wise.

I really appreciate the help.

Thanks in advance.
Old 01-23-2006, 09:49 AM   #2
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FC4 comes with bind 9 for DNS. Information on configuring bind can be found here
Also a search of setup bind will also return many results.

There are a few dhcp packages that come with FC4. I'm not sure which ones you need, but the ones that come with are
[ ] dhcp-3.0.2-12.i386.rpm 20-May-2005 13:16 591K
[ ] dhcp-devel-3.0.2-12.i386.rpm 20-May-2005 13:16 113K
[ ] dhcpv6-0.10-13.i386.rpm 20-May-2005 15:10 205K
[ ] dhcpv6_client-0.10-13.i386.rpm 20-May-2005 15:10 70K

I'm guessing that the dhcpv6 are for ipv6 dhcp servers. I would install dhcp-3.0 and dhcp-devel-3.0. Information on how to setup dhcp can be found here as well with a google search.
Old 01-23-2006, 01:02 PM   #3
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Most appreciated sir.

Thanks again!
Old 04-24-2006, 11:55 PM   #4
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can not start dhcp server

hi all,

I have problem with starting dhcp server.

My computer running fedora core 4 with network card.

eth0 ip
eth1 ip

i have config dhcpd.conf by using eth0 to provide ip to client.

and also set /etc/sysconfig/dhcpd

but when i try to start dhcp i got the following errow.

Discarding datagram from IP source name Fedserver <00> is one of our name.

what is the problem?


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