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Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol.

DHCP is an IETF standard. It defines a protocol used by client computers to obtain an IPAddress and other configuration information from a central server, rather than requiring the user to configure it manually.

Most AccessPoint hardware includes a DHCP server.

Grab a tarballed copy of the External linklatest release.

Alternatively you can install a package appropriate for whatever [*NIX] distribution you have, such as dhcp-2.0pl5-8 for Redhat 7.2

Whatever you choose, you need a config file. A modified version of the following will get you on your way (using an addressing structure as described in RFC)

subnet netmask {
  option routers   ;
  option subnet-mask;
  option domain-name         x.suburb.mlbwire.wan;
  option domain-name-servers;
  range dynamic-bootp;
  default-lease-time         21600;
  max-lease-time             43200;

The 10.x.x.x addresses would be changed appropriate to the address allocation for the node. This configuration results in address allocation to local clients, but dhcp needs to be run with appropriate options to ignore other interfaces that should not have automatically configured addresses assigned.

The domain-name-servers line should specify a real domain name server. More on that later.

Version 2 (current) modified Tue, 03 Jul 2007 23:11:57 +1000 by graybeard
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