View Full Version : RH 9 as a DNSDCHP server
05-30-2003, 12:12 PM
I am thinking to have one of my boxes but the file/printer server, no internet connection throught it!!! How hard would it be to set somthing like this up?? I have 2 windows and 2 RH9. And i'm not even talking about Samba, that's a different thread:sarcastic
05-31-2003, 12:19 PM
RH will work as a DNS/DHCP server. I honestly cant tell ya the specifics as I have not used a box for the router and DHCP (Cisco router for that) but I know others have used it for DNS/DHCP duties.
I am sure others will be along to give their opinion bout which distro is best for it as there does seem to be some bias against RedHat around here. I know others who have indeed used RH in the manner in which your asking about though, so I know it can be done.
05-31-2003, 12:59 PM
If you want a file/print server that's to communicate with Windows boxes, you indeed want to use Samba.
DNS is not required, nor is it particularly useful on a 3 computer network. (use hosts file entries instead... only really needed on the Linux computers)
Configuring a DHCP Server (redhat manual) (www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/linux/RHL-9-Manual/custom-guide/s1-dhcp-configuring-server.html)
Configuring a DHCP Client (www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/linux/RHL-9-Manual/custom-guide/s1-dhcp-configuring-client.html)
Configuring a Samba Server (www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/linux/RHL-9-Manual/custom-guide/s1-samba-configuring.html)
Back up to here, to see everything else in the customization guide manual. (BIND configuration is the DNS server if you want to play with it)
06-01-2003, 02:49 AM
As Grogan said Samba is the way to go. I also use use the LinNeighborhood in KDE much like NetworkNeighborhood in Windows. Don't give me any grief, I'm now using boucoup GUI as it frees my other hand for the popcorn. I also like static addresses much better, IMHO.
06-02-2003, 11:49 AM
I read over the pages that you put up grogan, it just seems a little too easy. I am going to end up buying a book in an animal printed on it. O'reilly's books?
06-02-2003, 09:00 PM
Good books. I own a couple of em myself. I know a few contributing authors to a couple of em on Perl, Apache, and Linux too. I found the O'Reilly books to be a bit easier to grasp the concepts.
06-03-2003, 08:44 AM
Yeah here at work we have a couple for Apache, Samba and some other ones i can't find right now
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