DHCP server package

John Summerfield debian at herakles.homelinux.org
Mon Nov 12 22:21:19 UTC 2007

Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:
> Bill Maidment wrote:

>> OK. I've found it on a repository. Thanks.
>> It seems somewhat silly not to provide DHCP server on the DVD, as that
>> needs to be set up in a new installation before users can install and
>> connect to the network. It's only about 95kb.
>> Cheers
>> Bill
> Most user do not need the DHCP server. It is not needed to connect
> to the network. If you are going to run a DHCP server, you should be
> using a static IP address for the server. Are you sure you are not
> confusing the DHCP server with the DHCP client? You normally only
> have one DHCP server for the entire network. (There are cases where
> you run more then one, but that is not the normal setup...)

Bill's justification's wrong, but the basic thesis is correct - if one's 
going to install a server, dhcpd is one of the packages likely required.



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