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Fri Feb 24 01:35:42 UTC 2006
>> Even if you like the automation features of using DHCP to configure your
>> LAN, I'd still place servers on fixed addresses.
Mikkel L. Ellertson:
> If your DHCP server will let you do it, assign the servers fixed
> IP address based on MAC address.
Yes, you can set static IPs either way, on the boxes or fixed entries
through DHCP. Whichever way you do it, you want to ensure that your
DHCP server doesn't want to dole out the IPs to something else at some
time. Which means either limiting the DHCP range, or specifying some
static IPs in its configuration.
> One other way I have done it is to use dnsmasq as the name server for
> the local LAN. This works well for small LANs, and has the advantage
> of updating its DNS tables with changing DHCP leases. (It can act as a
> DHCP server, or read the lease files of another DHCP server on the
> same machine.)
I haven't used dnsmasq, but I do the same with BIND and DHCPD that comes
with Fedora. If one were already using them, I would consider
configuring them for using it instead of setting up yet another thing.
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