Configuring a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server

Adding or modifying a client option set

To define a client configuration using the DHCP Server Manager:

  1. Select View -> Clients.

  2. Select Entry -> Add or highlight the client you want to change and select Entry -> Modify.

  3. These options are available:

    Client identifier type
    Select Hardware if the client identifies itself to the server using the MAC address of its network adapter. Select Opaque if the client identifies itself using a string.

    NOTE: You cannot change an existing Hardware address or the Client identifier type.

    Client identifier
    If the client identifier type is Opaque, enter the string that a client uses to identify itself.

    Hardware type
    If the client identifier type is Hardware, select the frame type that it uses: Ethernet for Ethernet II (traditional Ethernet) framing or IEEE 802 for IEEE 802.n framing.

    IEEE 802.3 Ethernet uses the same network topology as Ethernet II but the frame structure is different. Such networks are usually configured to use Ethernet II framing.

    If your network has a Token Ring or Token Bus topology, select IEEE 802.

    Hardware address
    If the client identifier type is Hardware, enter the MAC address of its network adapter. Enter the address in hexadecimal and do not use colon notation. For example, you would enter ``0000c034f152'' rather than ``00:00:c0:34:f1:52''.

    An optional short description of the client.

  4. To define a static IP address for the client, click on Client. Enter the client's IP address in dot notation and click on OK. The IP address must not belong to an address pool that has been configured for dynamic address allocation.

    NOTE: Do not define an IP address if you only want to assign specific DHCP options to the client. DHCP will dynamically obtain an address from the AAS server and assign it to the client.

  5. To configure DHCP options that are specific to the client you are defining, click on Generic. See ``Configuring DHCP options'' for more information.

  6. Click on OK.

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SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.7 -- 11 February 2003