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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

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