network configuration, dhcprealy, routing

Posted on 2004-04-16
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Last Modified: 2010-03-18
I install Linux (Suse distribution). I want to configure server that work as a router. I set the configuration file as follows:

# Network configuration for basic server
case ”$1” in
            echo "Starting the network"
            # 1. Hostname
            hostname server17
            # 2. The loopback interface
            ifconfig lo
            route add lo
            # 3. The ethernet interfaces
            #  Get XXX from the note 'ServerIPaddresses'
            ifconfig eth0 $IPaddr_ext netmask
            ifconfig eth1 $IPaddr_int netmask
            # 4. The default gateway
            route add default gw   #<- this is my dhcp server
            # Enable routing
            echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward
            echo ”Stopping the network”
            ifconfig eth0 down
            ifconfig eth1 down
            ifconfig lo down

I started dhcprelay. The clients connected to my server don't get IP addresses.

Thans for any help
Best regards

Question by:adamgasior
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brabard earned 210 total points
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The mechanism of dhcpreley is your dhcpd have to listen on , to forward dhcp requests comming to eth1to and to forward the obtaining dhcp information back to the client trough eth1 .
So 2 most possible reasons are dhcpd on eth1 in not listening , or - dhcp server on is not configured with proper pools/permitions .
The best way to find the problem is to use tcpdump on both machines to see what happen with packets .

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