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

[ Thanks to Falko
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


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