[TriLUG] Setting up a DHCP server
porter at trilug.org
Mon Nov 3 07:24:49 EST 2008
> I'm trying to set up a DHCP server for my home network
> and I'm having trouble understanding even the basics.
My personal opinion is that most DNS and DHCP servers are
harder to understand than they should be.
I recommend giving "dnsmasq" a try. It is the DHCP server
(and caching DNS server) that is used in DD-WRT and Tomato
"alternative" firmware for WRT54G routers. I have used it
at home, and in small offices. The configuration is a
Here's the DHCP half of my dnsmasq.conf. 8 lines!
# See RFC 2132 for DHCP options.
dhcp-option=1,255.255.255.0 # subnet mask - 1
dhcp-option=3,172.31.1.1 # default router - 3
dhcp-option=6,172.31.1.1,192.168.1.1 # DNS server - 6
dhcp-option=28,172.31.1.255 # broadcast address - 28
# GENERAL OPTIONS
# fixed DHCP addresses
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