Assigning IP addresses to clients based on the general criteria

Posted on 2006-05-09
Last Modified: 2010-04-18
I was wondering if it was possible to set up various DHCP scopes and assign clients IPs from different scopes depending on general criteria.

The main reason I want to do this is that I want to give VPN clients addresses from a different scope with different scope options than local users.  I would also like this to be all administered from the same place.

Is this possible?
Question by:snowburnd
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    Hi snowburnd,

    getting tricky there, i know you can have different scopes with different adress ranges, but have never seen a way to base it on criteria.....
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    Expert Comment

    This should already be possible via RRAS - I think you can assign a range of IPs, which can be a different scope.


    Author Comment

    I saw that in the RRAS settings, but I was wondering if it was possible to do this through a scope assigned at the DHCP server instead of a pool assigned at the RRAS server.  

    What is the point of having multiple scopes on a single server if you can't assign them to different groups?
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    Expert Comment

    The Pool is set based on available scopes, this is pretty-much the only way you can tell the server what to assign remote clients.

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    There is such a thing as secure DHCP and you might be able to use those same configuration settings as the criteria by which to segregate your users:
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    Expert Comment

    Hi snowburnd

    Static  IP reservation is possible
    i stumbled acroos this link have a look

    Author Comment

    It's going to take me a while to figure out the best way to implement this, but I think isd503 is the closest I'm going to get.

    I understand about the static IP pools in the RRAS configuration, but that was just one implimentation of this I was hoping for.  I would have liked to have been able to assign IP addresses based on VPN, Wireless connectivity and other criteria also so that I could look at the IP address and know immediately what the network thinks the client's connectivity is.

    Thanks for all the answers.

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