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Old 10-01-2008, 08:35 PM   #1
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Question Setting up an all Linux Domain

I'm kinda new to Linux and this site so I don't know if I'm even in the right place but...
I'm setting up a domain with 5 different versions of Linux, and I need to set up the Ubuntu box as a domain controller with DNS and DHCP running on it.
Are there any simple tutorials that pertain to this?
Old 10-01-2008, 08:45 PM   #2
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I almost forgot to ask the question I posted about... How do I set up Ubuntu as a DNS and DHCP server?
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You are setting up a LAN with multiple computers running Linux?
How are you connecting the computers? Via a Switch, router or hub?

If you are using a router then why setup Ubuntu as a DNS and DHCP? Your router/modem will serve as a DHCP and DNS via your ISP.

Why setup a local DNS for such a small LAN? You could use your '/etc/hosts' file;

excerpt 'man hosts';

       hosts - The static table lookup for host names


       This  manual page describes the format of the /etc/hosts file.  This
       file is a simple text file that associates IP addresses  with  host-
       names,  one line per IP address.  For each host a single line should
       be present with the following information:

              IP_address canonical_hostname [aliases...]
If your LAN is connect to the Internet then you must be using a ISP. The ISP will supply with a DNS that you could place in your '/etc/resolv.conf' file. Or through your modem/router.

This has been covered a lot on LQ. Do a search!
Old 10-02-2008, 10:33 AM   #4
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Well actually i need to set up a domain with ubuntu as a domain controller. This is a project for school and it requires that we have a domain with a domain controller that runs DNS and DHCP.
My setup:
LAN with 5 linux boxes
All connected through a switch
The ubuntu computer is pointed to the teachers DNS so we can connect to the internet.

Thank you for the reply.
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DNS howto HERE and HERE
DHCP server HERE


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