I'd like Red Hat 7.2 to act as a DHCP server for my windows 2000 PC. I've
installed the DHCP service and started it from the Gnome control panel for
starting/stopping services. However if I try to use "ipconfig /release" and
then "ipconfig /renew" on the Windows PC I get an error: "DHCP server
unreachable". Do I need to do anything besides installing the service and
start it? Can I somehow test whether it's running? Is it possible to specify
a specific IP number for a specific MAC address? If I ever make it work will
the Linux server be able to pick up the Windows PC's network name?
Does anybody have an easy description for setting up internet connection
sharing between a Linux RedHat 7.2 server (which has the internet connection
through ethernet LAN) and a Windows 2000 PC? As part of the Linux
installation comes a firewall/IP masquerading tool. I'm not sure how to
configure it though...
I appreciate any help regarding these subjects. If I could make these things
work I'd definitely consider switching to RedHat Linux. It seems very nice!!