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Old 05-05-2006, 07:01 AM   #1
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how to set up a dhcp server

can yu tellme how to set up a dhcp server on linux
there i hv no idea how to
there is no gui for that '
Old 05-05-2006, 07:07 AM   #2
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Here's a how-to for dhcp server.
Old 05-05-2006, 12:59 PM   #3
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I would actually recommend using dnsmasq as a dhcp server. It combines DHCPD and DNS into one service making it perfect for a router to a small network. It is easy to install and configure also. All I had to do was uncomment 2 things in the conf file and it did everything else as default. I'm not sure what distro you have but you may be able to get a dnsmasq package for it. Otherwise you can download and install from the source.

Old 05-05-2006, 01:47 PM   #4
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in suse even if your pure text there is yast - makes it really simple. Just make sure you have a static ip on your network card or you'll get weird errors starting dhcp. If you are setting up a pxeboot - you might have to manually edit your dhcpd.conf file for it. fyi.
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+1 from another dnsmasq user, very easy to set up and use.


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