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Re: [opensuse] DHCP reserved addresses
  • From: James Knott <james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 28 Dec 2006 15:31:31 -0500
  • Message-id: <459429A3.8070103@xxxxxxxxxx>
Ralf Prengel wrote:
> James Knott schrieb:
>> One nice feature that we could use in Yast, is a method to easily
>> configure DHCP reserved addresses.
>
> Dhcp ist really easy to configure for simple networks.
> You will find a lot of examples for your own perfect dhcp.conf.
> Some hours on a rainy day and you will have a working configuration an
> you will have learned a lot about dhcp and networks.
> In my opion it is not possible to build an easy to use tool for all
> combinations of possible configurations.
>
Reserved addresses (that is those that are used only for one specific
MAC address) are common on business networks and also have some use on
home networks. It is a function that even some of those cheap
"firewall/router" boxes support.

I already know a fair bit about DHCP and was simply looking for SUSE to
do what's readily available elsewhere and which I have already used
elsewhere.


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