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DHCP Server2010/06/10

  Configure DHCP ( Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol ) Server. If you make your linux computer DHCP server, it's neccesarry to disable DHCP function on router in LAN.

[1] Install and Configure DHCP
[root@dlp ~]#
yum -y install dhcp

[root@dlp ~]#
vi /etc/dhcp/dhcpd.conf

# create new

# specify domain name

option domain-name

# specify DNS's hostname or IP address

option domain-name-servers

# default lease time

default-lease-time 600;

# max lease time

max-lease-time 7200;

# this DHCP server to be declared valid


# specify network address and subnet mask

subnet netmask {
# specify the range of lease IP address

range dynamic-bootp;

# specify broadcast address

option broadcast-address;

# specify default gateway

option routers;


[root@dlp ~]#
/etc/rc.d/init.d/dhcpd start

Starting dhcpd:
[  OK  ]

[root@dlp ~]#
chkconfig dhcpd on
[2] Configure on client. This example is on Windows XP. Open 'Control panel'-'Network' and go to the sacreen like below.
[3] Check boxes like below, then IP address is re-configured automatically.
[4] See the network status. Automatical configuration is done.
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