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DHCP and DNS Server ?

Posted on 2006-05-05
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Last Modified: 2010-03-19
I have a small network and I only need a box to do internal dns and dhcp , is there a piece of hardware I can buy that will do both, or some free software, I dont really want to purchase a copy of windows server.   I know linux is an option but I was wondering if there are any others.

Question by:focusen
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You can buy a little Netgear or Linksys router; that will provide DNS, DHCP, and routing.  I have a Buffalo device at home and it does the trick for me.
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The netgears or linksys routers do not have a DNS server built in that I know of. They will serve as a proxy to your ISP dns but you would not be able to host any internal zones using one of these devices. DHCP and routing would be fine though.
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You set your DNS in the router to fwd to your ISPs DNS.  
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Just buy a $30 Linksys BEFSR41 router, and it will do everything you need including stealth firewall protection of all ports.  If any chance you want to do VPN in future, buy a BEFVP41 router for only $20 more, you willl be happy.

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nls73m earned 2000 total points
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use an old computer of yours and use freesco, www.freesco.org, even a 386 will work for you


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