Re: Passing DHCP through a Hotbrick

From: Michael A. Covington (look_at_www.covingtoninnovations.com.for.address)
Date: 06/16/04


Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2004 19:09:40 -0400


"T. Sean Weintz" <sean@snerts-r-us.org> wrote in message
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> Michael A. Covington wrote:
>
> >
> > Can you elaborate? You're referring to setting up a computer with 2
network
> > cards?
>
> No. 1 computer with 1 network card will do. The dhcp forwarder software
> gets set up so that it knows the actual IP address of the DHCP server
> you want to use (can be several hops away)
>
> It listens for broadcasts bound for the DHCP/BOOTP port, and then
> forwards all such packets on to the IP address of the DHCP server.
>
> ALL vertsions of windoze NT (from at least 3.51 on) to my knowledge come
> with a DHCP forwarder (part of the optional networking components install)

Ah. And this is behind the firewall? And does it need any special ports
opened up on the firewall?