different IPs for different OSs?

Doug Armstrong doug at ovationdata.com
Thu Mar 29 16:31:32 UTC 2007

Markus Hilt wrote:
> Hi,
> in our network we have a laptop with a dual-boot system:
> linux (opensuse 10.2) and windows xp professional.
> Is it possible to configure our dhcp-server to distinguish
> between the different operating systems so that our laptop
> will receive on linux and windows different ip adresses?
> Thanks for any help...
> best regards
>   markus
There should be nothing to do. DHCP by default uses the host ID to 
identify the lease, not MAC address. The trick is to get window$ and 
Linux to have the same host ID if you want the box to have the same IP 
irregardless of OS.


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