superscope vs regular scope

Posted on 2004-11-11
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
What is the difference between a regular scope and super scope?

I used to run two separate scopes in my DHCP server here (because I had 2 physical networks).

At work, we run a superscope ( network and network).

What is the difference between the two? And what advantage would I have running a superscope?
Question by:dissolved
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    Accepted Solution

    A superscope is a collection of individual scopes that can be managed as a single administrative unit. That's what the book says, so it must make sense, right? Well if that doesn't make much sense to you, join the club. Let's see if we can shed some light on what superscopes are and what they can be used for.

    A superscope is actually a collection of individual scopes. When you group different scopes together into a single superscope, you can do the following:

    1. Place DHCP clients from multiple network IDs on the same physical segment
    2. Allow remote DCHP clients from multiple network IDs to obtain an address from a DHCP Server
    3. Place multiple DHCP Servers on the same physical segment, with each DCHP Server being responsible for a different scope.

    hope this helps.

    Author Comment

    Thanks man. So I guess the purpose of superscope is to ease up on administration efforts. Centralizes all your scopes I guess.   I guess you can accomplish the same thing with SEPARATE scopes (wihtout using superscopes)?


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