[K12OSN] Using existing DHCP server

Jim Kronebusch jim at winonacotter.org
Mon Jul 23 19:07:43 UTC 2007

On Mon, 23 Jul 2007 11:50:31 -0500 (CDT), Jon Harder wrote
> Now that I have my clients working well on on the private side of
> my ltsp server, there are a few clients living on the existing network
> that I would like to add.

I simply am not a fan of the standard 2 nic setup.  It works perfect if you want to add
a ltsp environment into a network that you do not have control over, but I have control
over any network I come in contact with.  So every LTSP server I set up I do not do the
standard 2 nic install.  I simply tell the server to use only one nic on the install and
set that to a static IP that works on my standard network.  If I need to do teaming I
set that up with the other NIC's after the initial install.  This makes my LTSP server
available to the whole network for booting clients or mounting /home or using LDAP if

You may be better suited with such a setup.  If so you could simply disable the public
nic and change the IP of the private NIC to work with your public network, plug the nic
that used to be private into the public side and reboot.  It has been a while since I
have modified a 2 nic server after install so there may be some other changes that would
need to be made, someone please chime in if so (thinking k12ltsp-initialize or something?). 

If you want to open things up to both sides, there just isn't much sense in my opinion
to do it the standard way, unless you need to co-exist with a Apple Netboot server or
another dhcp server.

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