Two NICs: one needed for server

Simon Hobson dhcp1 at
Wed Mar 12 22:47:47 UTC 2008

Simon Hobson 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.

Correction, that is how you configure which interface(s) the server 
runs on. The client is automatically started on any interfaces 
configured to use dhcp in /etc/networks/interfaces.

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