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Re: [Bulk] [opensuse] Re: [slightly OT:] DHCP and Windows (yuck...)
  • From: Anton Aylward <anton.aylward@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2010 16:49:58 -0500
  • Message-id: <4D069506.3080600@xxxxxxxxxx>
Joachim Schrod said the following on 12/13/2010 02:12 PM:
Anton Aylward wrote:

What is it that they require from the Windows DHCP server that can't be
supplied by the Linux DHCP server?

Most probably, integration with AD.

DNS is a prerequisite for Active Directory.Active Directory cannot be
installed or configured without DNS. It really doesn't matter WHERE the
DNS comes from.

Use only BIND-based DNS servers. In this scenario, DNS services are
provided exclusively by UNIX BIND servers. Active Directory, all
Windows-based computers, and all UNIX-based computers use BIND DNS
servers for name resolution. When using UNIX BIND servers for DNS, you
can choose to enable or disable dynamic updates.

Try this

Back when I worked alongside a Windows group they had a lot of the back
end AD services implemented on *NIX machines for various reasons.
That place wasn't an 'antagonistic' IT culture.

Well, OK, the AIX and the HP/UX parts didn't always get along ...

Microsoft's database of stuff has a number of papers on using
Linux/AIX/HPUX services for Windows AD/DNS/DHCP
But I've never found searching MS easy.

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