[K12OSN] k12linux and windows dhcp server

Trey Hunsucker thunsucker at cnc-usa.com
Thu Mar 26 15:17:44 UTC 2009

I agree, I am past the dhcp problems.

I would love to have the time to test linux as the dns/dhcp server in a 
test environment but I just don't have the time and the powers to be 
still aren't pro on converting more to linux. Showing them k12linux is 
my first chance to prove that linux is powerful enough to resolve their 


Les Mikesell wrote:
> 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.

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