RE: Forced DHCP setup
El mié, 30-10-2002 a las 15:59, C. R. Oldham escribió:
> It is possible, in hotels that have broadband in rooms, and on some
> university campuses I've been too they have a DHCP server setup to serve
> addresses from a private block. On that network there is a webserver
> Sorry, I don't know of any opensource packages to do this, but it
> shouldn't be too hard.
Last week I sneeked through and anouncment of an OpenSource
"authentication server", which seems to do just this. However, I'm not
very helpful, because I cannot remember exactly what was it's name
coming back to the original question:
> Of course, unless you setup your routers to block packets based on MAC
> address this won't prevent someone from "guessing" a valid IP and
> setting it up static.
At UNI we will be using IRM to register MAC/IP/hostnames and use a
script (I think it is some lines of perl) to create the dhcpd.conf and
tinydns-data files for DHCP and DNS. Of course, iptables rules should
be easy to create (as well as bind zone-files) too.
This way, we just register a new computers MAC, it's user and hostname
an asign it an IP number. Rest will be pushed into the systems
However this does not tie a user to his/her computer...
P.S.: If you ask for the scripts, you'll have to contribute! They are
just not there by now...