Need explanations about server-name, next-server...
Niall.oReilly at ucd.ie
Wed Mar 7 09:22:22 UTC 2007
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On 6 Mar 2007, at 12:10, Glenn Satchell wrote:
> man dhcpd.conf
> server-name name ;
> The server-name statement can be used to inform the client
> of the name of the server from which it is booting. Name
> should be the name that will be provided to the client.
> My reading is that this is the name of the dhcp server.
Are you sure, Glenn? Doesn't the following suggest otherwise?
> man dhcp-options
> option tftp-server-name text;
> This option is used to identify a TFTP server and, if sup-
> ported by the client, should have the same effect as the
> server-name declaration.
It really depends on what the equipment expects, rather than
on some expert interpretation of the scriptures. 8-)
Some equipment, at least for certain releases of firmware,
expects the TFTP server and the DHCP server to be one and
the same. This was, for example, the only way I could persuade
a Cisco 7960 phone to load the startup files I wanted. IIRC,
there was some requirement for an unusual option code as well.
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