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Re: [opensuse] [slightly OT:] DHCP and Windows (yuck...)
  • From: Anton Aylward <anton.aylward@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2010 10:22:42 -0500
  • Message-id: <4D063A42.1030804@xxxxxxxxxx>
Roger Oberholtzer said the following on 12/13/2010 09:42 AM:

Then I'd try configuring it as a relay agent -- yes I know its on the
same segment and isn't a router -- to the Linux server.

Interesting. Go on...

Plenty there if you google -- better than I can explain in a few words

Finally I'd think about using MAC addresses in the configuration,
possible with a split subnet.

It is a subnet. It cannot be divided any more. At least not without
making more and different problems. It is a VLAN between two offices and
some equipment in the main server room.

Yes it can.
First: use of MAC address can constrain who responds to what.
Second you can have things like the following to restrict the range of
the DHCP server and thereby 'subnetting' further

subnet netmask {
range dynamic-bootp ;
group {
# PXE-specific configuration directives...
# option dhcp-class-identifier "PXEClient";
filename "pxelinux.0";

host BB0001 {
hardware ethernet 00:00:00:XX:XX:01 ;
fixed-address ;
option domain-name-servers,;

How you get that, or the other half of the 'subnet'
into the Microsoft server I don't know.

But then again, since I use Linux to run things, even with SAMBA when I
am forced top have Windows machines on the LAN, I find I can run even
the Windows need for DHCP from Linux. Are you sure you can't just turn
the Windows DHCP off?

Never forget: The road to Hell is paved with good intentions.
So tread hard on good intentions. -- rjd4
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