Manolis Kiagias wrote: >> Yeah, but even though the router has customizable values for this >> range, and issues a warning when i try to change them, it still >> doesn't change them when I click "yes" on the warning. It is >> pre-configured to 10.0.0.2-10.0.0.253 >> >> I could of course use 10.0.0.254 for my static ip, but my room mate >> also wants a static address. > > What are you trying to set it at? I would just lower the 253 value, so I > could use the upper end for my static addresses. If you try to set it to > a subnet outside it's own address, it will definitely not accept it.
I managed to change the router ip address to 10.0.0.1/23 and just keep the default dhcp address space as 10.0.0.2-10.0.0.253. Now I seem to be able to use 10.0.1.1/24 for my own private use. (I don't think I really know what I'm doing here, but it works!) > Well problem is, a netmask of 255.255.255.0 means only the last octet > can be used for hosts. Your DHCP server is already assigning addresses > from this space. Well, I changed it to 255.255.254.0 (0xfffffe00) but kept the dhcp range as it was. >> So as long as I make my own DHCP server act the same way as the >> router one, I should be fine? NAT and all will work? > > Yes. As long as the clients have a valid DNS to ask, and a valid gateway > to send their packets, everything will work properly. If you come to > think about it, you are already doing this on the system with the static > configuration. Ok, I will look into this. Also, looking through the telnet interface options (which are far more than the web interface gives), I see that I can add "dhch server option templates", "dhcp server option instances" and that I can assign such an instance to the "dhcp server pool options". This uses a different config scheme than the isc dhcp server config files, though. And it seems I need to create a template before I can create an instance. The template takes a name and an option id as paramters. The instance, then takes a name, a template, and a value as mandatory paramters. Also enterprice number, suboption number, and more. How does the "filename", "next-server", etc map to option ids? Are these isomorphic, or do I get this completely wrong? Does this make any sense to you, or anyone else here? Should I try to make the router DHCP server serve the right options, or would you go the isc dhcp route? Thank you very much for your help so far! sv. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"