[Techtalk] DHCP issues

Sonja Krause-Harder krauseha at gmail.com
Mon Sep 24 22:06:22 UTC 2012

Hi Betty,

On Mon, Sep 24, 2012 at 11:22 PM, Betty Johnson <betjohns at shaw.ca> wrote:
> Now we had all sorts of issues with unable to see shares, unable to browse the network and unable to map network drives.
> I know that two DHCP servers on the same subnet can cause issues, and I am wondering if these are the types of issues that it can cause.

Yes. And you're lucky that you know where the second dhcp server is
running! A typical situation at a former workplace was some
unsuspecting intern or careless user installing a linux box and
ticking one service too many (dhcp of course) in the installer, and
the network admins hunting the rogue box for hours.

If the linux admin isn't available and nobody else has root on the
system, just plug the network cable from that thing...


> Thanks for your advice and information.
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