Chapter 4Configuring DHCP on SLES 9

This chapter covers the following requirement for Novell’s Certified Linux Engineer (CLE) 9 certification:

1. Use DHCP to manage networks.

In the previous chapter, we discussed how users expect to be able to fire up a browser and wander the Web. To provide this functionality, you learned how to implement BIND on your SLES 9 server.

Even more basic than name resolution, users also expect to be able to come into the office at the beginning of the workday, turn on their workstations, and have everything just “work.”

When it comes to configuring network settings, they don’t want to touch anything—and you probably don’t want them to. You need to automate the process by implementing the Dynamic Host Configuration ...

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