[SATLUG] dhcpd + assistance + 1000 users

Bruce Dubbs bdubbs at swbell.net
Thu Jan 12 15:59:59 CST 2006

K. Spoon wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 12, 2006 at 12:09:41PM -0600, twistedpickles wrote:
>>Many thanks for your replies. I'm not a network admin just forced to be and
>>act as one. I'm trying to swallow as much info as I can to get the dhcp
>>server working for this weekend.
>>I thought 10.0.200.x and 10.0.203x where on the same subnet and simply
> As long as the netmask is  (or /22) it is.
>>assigning the correct subnet mask of would make things work.


> And like Art mentioned, as long as the routers and switches know to use
> the right netmask, it should.

Switches done't use netmasks.  They work at layer 2.

> But if the switch you're hooked into thinks you're running on
>, then you either need to fix your networking gear's
> netmask or look into using multiple network cards.

I think you mean router here.  Again switches are layer 2 and don't use
IP addresses for switching.  They use MAC addresses.

> Run ifconfig eth0 (or whatever the interface you're using is) and make
> sure that the netmask is set to instead of
>>Will changing it to the following make it work:
>>subnet netmask {
>>option routers;
>>option subnet-mask;
>>option domain-name "satx.rr.com";
>>option domain-name-servers;
> Nope.  :/  The problem is still the netmask in your "subnet" line.

Yup.  Try:

subnet netmask {
option routers;
option subnet-mask;
option domain-name "satx.rr.com";
option domain-name-servers;


Note that your router is and needs to be excluded from the
range.  Also, your domain is probably not satx.rr.com.  Use something else.

  -- Bruce

  -- Bruce

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