Solved

DHCP across 2 domains on LAN

Posted on 2000-04-05
4
236 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-23
I have two domains on a LAN.

One domain consists of only one machine - the other domain has several machines.

Both domains are on the same LAN. Can I use the isolated machine as a DHCP server, or can DHCP only assign addresses in one domain?
0
Comment
Question by:elion
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 55

Accepted Solution

by:
andyalder earned 10 total points
ID: 2687483
DHCP is a generic TCP/IP protocol (a superset of bootp) and thus does not really know anything about the NT domain model, it'll give addresses to unix boxes or anything else as well as M$ clients.

I'd normally disable DHCP on one server and let the other server look after all the addresses. If you want to have seperate scopes for each set of clients either on one server or on both servers then you will have to reserve IP addresses for each specific clients MAC address.
Servers should either have static adresses or DHCP assigned addresses reserved for them.
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:Aico
ID: 2689624
Yes, you can use the isolated machine to distribute IP-addresses to both domains.
0
 

Author Comment

by:elion
ID: 2689655
Sorry to other expert, I've gotta giv this to andyalder as he answered first.
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:Aico
ID: 2689665
Doesn't matter, I just confirmed his answer, fair is fair.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

I'm a big fan of Windows' offline folder caching and have used it on my laptops for over a decade.  One thing I don't like about it, however, is how difficult Microsoft has made it for the cache to be moved out of the Windows folder.  Here's how to …
An article on effective troubleshooting
The Email Laundry PDF encryption service allows companies to send confidential encrypted  emails to anybody. The PDF document can also contain attachments that are embedded in the encrypted PDF. The password is randomly generated by The Email Laundr…
A short tutorial showing how to set up an email signature in Outlook on the Web (previously known as OWA). For free email signatures designs, visit https://www.mail-signatures.com/articles/signature-templates/?sts=6651 If you want to manage em…

808 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question