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DHCP IP ADDRESS

Last post: Wednesday, November 19, 2003 6:18 AM by fagan, 5 reply

 
Thursday, November 13, 2003 4:11 AM - fagan

DHCP IP ADDRESS

 
Hi,

I have set up XManager using broadcast with no problems. I am using desktop pc's and have their IP into the /etc/hosts file. Now I have to configure serveral laptops to use XManager. How do I do this? Without a static IP, what do I put in the /etc/hosts. Putting my IP in the hosts file was the only way that I could get broadcast to work for me. I don't want an Xsession in, I need the Linux desktop on their laptops.

Could someone help me please.


Thanks
Thursday, November 13, 2003 3:42 PM - Support

Re: DHCP IP ADDRESS

 
When your desktops have dynamic IP addresses, it's better to remove all entries for the desktops from the reverse lookup table of DNS server.

By default, the reverse lookup table is located in:

/var/named/first-192.xxx.xxx.xxx

The IP address is the one used by the Linux server.

If you do not put client machines in the reverse table, you don't have to edit "/etc/hosts" file.

In other words, delete all information regarding the IP address and hostnames for client PCs from DNS table and the /etc/hosts file. It will fix your problem.

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Technical Support
Friday, November 14, 2003 12:24 AM - karen

Re: Re: DHCP IP ADDRESS

 
Hi,

Thanks for the response. So there is nothing that I have to configure on the server for DHCP IP addresses? Just configure their laptop with the server IP? Just want to clarify this before I begin this project.

Thanks
Karen
Friday, November 14, 2003 2:54 AM - Support

Re: Re: Re: DHCP IP ADDRESS

 
You should configure the reverse lookup table of the DNS in Linux. Remove all IP addresses allocated by the DHCP server.

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Technical Support
Wednesday, November 19, 2003 5:52 AM - fagan

Re: Re: Re: Re: DHCP IP ADDRESS

 
Is there anything on the Windows side that has to be added or configured other than downloading the software?

Thanks
Karen
Wednesday, November 19, 2003 6:18 AM - fagan

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: DHCP IP ADDRESS

 

Never mind, I figured it out. I hadn't registered the IP that I wanted to use with Broadcast.

Thanks for all your help.