Two NICs: one needed for server

Simon Hobson dhcp1 at
Wed Mar 12 21:41:33 UTC 2008

At 21:52 +0100 12/3/08, Tomas Pospisek's Mailing Lists wrote:
>On Wed, 12 Mar 2008, mister moo wrote:
>>I am new at this. I have two NICs and I need to
>>configure one to act as a server and the other as a
>>client. How do I go about this?
>you start the client and server like this:
># dhclient eth0
># dhcpd eth1
>the manpages of dhclient and dhcpd should contain all the 
>informations that you need.

But, how you do that is distribution dependent.

Usually client and server are started by scripts, and you pass a 
configuration to the script for things like this. In Debian, the 
place to set it is in /etc/default/dhcp3-server IIRC.

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