David Kelly wrote:
> Oliver Fromme wrote:
> > Peter Nyamukusa wrote:
> > > Kirk Strauser wrote:
> > > > George Vanev wrote:
> > > > > I want Windows client machines, connected to the FreeBSD box
> > > > > to get the nameservers automatically.
> > > > > Can you tell me how this may be done?!
> > > > > Regerds
> > > >
> > > > I think the best solution would be to configure the FreeBSD box as a
> > > > caching nameserver, then point all your windows boxes to it.
> > >
> > > I think you will need to have DHCP running in your network as DHCP is
> > > the only
> > > way to automatically get nameservers regardless of the OS you are using
> > No, you don't need DHCP in the case George described.
> > As Kirk explained you can simply set up a name server
> > on the FreeBSD machine (just one line in /etc/rc.conf),
> > then let the Windows machines use that name server.
> > No DHCP required at all.
> But for the Windows machines to "get the nameservers automatically" one
> has to set up DHCP somewhere. On the FreeBSD machine. Or on a SOHO
> router. Somewhere.
No, the FreeBSD machine (which acts as a PPPoE client)
already receives the addresses of the name servers via
the PPP protocol. There's really no need for DHCP.
I have exactly that setup at home, and I definitely do
not use DHCP.
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