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Configuring a DHCP Server

by Ralph Droms and Ted Lemon - May 30, 2000

Configuring a DHCP Server

Synopsis and Objectives


The Configuration of an Individual Subnet

Supporting Multiple Network Segments
Multiple IP Subnets per Network Segment

Synopsis and Objectives

This tutorial demonstrates how to configure a DHCP server to provide basic DHCP service, using the Internet Software Consortium (ISC) DHCP server for illustration. The ISC server runs on a variety of UNIX-like operating systems, including Solaris and Linux. Other DHCP servers also exist, including one from Microsoft that runs on Windows NT. That DHCP server assumes a basic understanding of DHCP concepts, application, and terminology. It also presupposes an understanding of the basic server configuration file format that the ISC DHCP server uses, and an understanding of IP subnetting and DHCP message passing.

This tutorial will enable you to:

  • Understand the syntax for the configuration of the ISC DHCP server
  • Define the basic subnet configuration
  • Configure the DHCP server with addresses to assign to DHCP clients
  • Configure relay agents



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