[clug] Pop quiz.. (DHCP and servers).
Peter.Shevchenko at rsise.anu.edu.au
Tue Jan 13 23:29:08 GMT 2009
"Andrew Janke" <a.janke at gmail.com> wrote:
> Should you or shouldn't you let your servers/desktops get their IP
> address via DHCP?
> As I see it the pros are:
> * Easier to config and re-install (one less thing to do)
> * Easier to change IP configs/DNS/ntp/etc.
> * DHCP server becomes a big SPOF unless you use large lease times
It is quite easy to setup the dhcp server as a load balancing failover pair
which removes the SPOF problem. This is how we run our DHCP server for
RSISE and yes it really does work.
> * A tad more network traffic/noise
> In my case given that I use cfengine2 to look after all my servers and
> desktops this is sort of moot but I have always been curious on the
> general consensus for this. If you do I will be interested in your
> comments as to what you set your lease time to.
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