Re: dhcp/windoze question
On Tue, 10 Sep 2002, Cameron Matheson wrote:
> nate wrote:
> >yeah. if this is a normal ethernet network you should have no problems.
> >HOWEVER, if the DHCP server is a win32 box you may quite likely have
> >DNS problems, as at least NT4 seems to add a line feed character or
> >something at the end of the nameservers it reports, so check /etc/resolv.conf
> >if your on such a network, you can modify the DHCP scripts to ignore
> >resolv.conf and you can configure it manually if this is the case.
> How do i know which computer is the DHCP server? They are all just
> win98 boxen w/ the tcp/ip set to obtain IP address automatically. Or do
> i never need to know the ip address of the dhcp server (i thought that
> the deb installation asks you for that if you choose DHCP).
OK, then none of them are DHCP server.
When a Windozebox is set up for DHCP, and there is no avilable, then
windoze give itself an APIPA adr in the range : 169.254.x.x. If your box
got an addres like this, then there is no DHCP in the net
> >if this is not a normal ethernet network(e.g. this is a computer with
> >DSL over PPPoE or soemthing) then additional configuration may be
> Yeah, it's just normal ethernet (their is a DSL modem, but that will be
> shared by a windoze box.
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