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Lesson 10 DHCP Server

By October 2, 2013No Comments



We are now starting a series of tutorials on Linux Services. Firstly we will take a look at the DHCP Server. On openSUSE this can be managed with YaST, the graphical tool or from the command line. We will look at configuring the DHCP server on Linux with both the GUI and the CLI ( Command Line interface ). This way you can judge what suits you and your administration tools. The two configuration files that we need to edit are:

  • /etc/sysconfig/dhcpd
  • /etc/dhcpd.conf

These are edited either via the GUI or from the command line, but of course the GUI hides this complexity and does not expose the files to you, so keeps it simple. From the command line, as always, it is quicker and gives us more options and understanding.