[K12OSN] k12linux and windows dhcp server

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Thu Mar 26 15:10:44 UTC 2009

Trey Hunsucker wrote:
> Les,
> You are correct, is it very possible to run linux as the dhcp server for 
> a windows domain but I've had much better success with a backup domain 
> controller handing out dhcp. Just my personal preference.

I've been running the same linux box for DHCP and DNS for about 7 years 
with about 5 minutes of downtime once when I had to move it (a k12ltsp 
version from the RH7.x days).  It always worked for windows domain 
clients and the only change to accommodate AD was to slave the DNS zone 
the AD server used.  I don't really see how anything could be more 
reliable or less trouble than that.

But, if you are booting to the point where the X server starts, I think 
you are past the DHCP-supplied options anyway.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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