Moving server to new host

Niall O'Reilly Niall.oReilly at
Wed Aug 29 12:53:12 UTC 2007

On 29 Aug 2007, at 08:06, Simon Hobson wrote:

> No. The only issue is that all the clients will initially try to
> contact the server at the old IP address - but when this fails they
> will broadcast a request and will then get a response from the new
> server. This should happen before the client runs out of lease time
> and so no-one should notice.

	For a flat LAN, yes.

	For a routed network, it will be necessary to reconfigure the
	relays (embedded in the routers; Cisco: 'ip helper-address')
	unless you transfer the IP address of the old server host to
	the new box.

	Best regards,

	Niall O'Reilly
	University College Dublin IT Services

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