[Techtalk] DHCPD Question

Kath kath at kathweb.net
Thu Oct 11 17:38:00 EST 2001

Yeah.  A few of us did the thinking on switching vs routing last year and
noticed that all major vendors are pushing switches over routers and also
beefing up the features on switches, such that a switch is more and more
becoming a Layer-3 (and sometimes in higher) device, than just a Layer-2

- k

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Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2001 2:40 PM
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Subject: Re: Re: [Techtalk] DHCPD Question

Heya --

Quoth Kath (Thu, Oct 11, 2001 at 01:44:49PM -0400):
> A router is used because they are different buildings (Have to connect
> the leased line).

	You know you can configure a Cisco router to act like a DHCP server,
don't you?  You might save yourself some hassle there.  All you have to
do is give it the pool of IPs to hand out.  I can look up the exact
commands if you like.  That might save you some money.

	I'm also fairly sure you could actually do some clever VLAN
voodoo somewhere, but I'm so rusty on LAN stuff that I couldn't tell you
how off the top of my head.  These days, I mostly route and rarely
switch.  [grin]


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