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Byte.com: Adding DHCP, 100BaseT To Your Linux Gateway

Oct 11, 1999, 14:55 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Trevor Marshall)

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"DHCP is a network protocol that lets a workstation on a LAN request an IP address upon bootup, and it relieves the system administrator from the task of tracking and administering indvidual fixed IPs for each computer on the network. In many cases, it also lets more than 253 computers be connected to each LAN, as many of them -- the laptops, for example -- will probably not all be connected at the same time."

"The LRP configurator accepts add-on packages (".lrp" files) that are automatically added to the menu system. I have selected a DHCP package that is only about 35K in size. It does not contain the client DHCP code, but only the server code needed for the Windows workstations on your LAN to connect to the LRP gateway. The client DHCP arbitration needed for PPP access to your ISP is already included in your "dialout.lpr" package."

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