[K12OSN] LTSP Setup question.

Martin Woolley sysadmin at handsworth.bham.sch.uk
Fri Oct 15 13:48:31 UTC 2004

On Thu, 14 Oct 2004, Brad Bendily wrote:
> I want my server to be setup with only 1 NIC and I'd like the
> workstations to remain on the public LAN.
> So I guess this means I would have to have my already existing DHCP
> server hand out the location of the LTSP tftp server?

Why not run two DHCP servers, your existing one and the LTSP server?   We have 
8 DHCP servers, the 6 LTSP servers and 1 NT which all dole out the same IP 
range (for the students), and a W2K which doles out a different range (for 
the admin staff).   The students run a mix of ltsp and win 98 and the admin 
staff XP. Not only does this never cause problems (perhaps we are lucky) but 
I have done a huge amount of investigation on our network, and the thin 
clients always pick up an ip address from a random choice of one of the Linux 
boxes and the W98 clients (to the NT server) generally get theirs from said 
NT box.  If they get one from one of the Linux boxes then they still can 
connect to the NT box.  The  XP boxes always get theirs from the W2K box.  
Like the ad says "isn't in nice when things just work"
Martin Woolley
ICT Support
Handsworth Grammar School
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