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HowtoForge: How To Set Up A DHCP Server For Your LAN

Sep 25, 2006, 09:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Falko Timme)

[ Thanks to Falko Timme for this link. ]

"This tutorial describes how to set up a DHCP server (ISC-DHCP) for your local network. DHCP is short for 'Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol,' it's a protocol that handles the assignment of IP addresses, subnet masks, default routers, and other IP parameters to client PCs that don't have a static IP address. Such computers try to find a DHCP server in their local network which in turn assigns them an IP address, gateway, etc. so that they can connect to the internet or other computers from the local network.

"In this short guide I will show how to set up a simple DHCP server (ISC-DHCP) on a Debian Sarge (3.1) system whose sole purpose is to assign IP adresses, a gateway, DNS servers, etc. to client computers from the local network that don't have a static IP address..."

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