DHCP & WINS
SHeron at nbpower.com
Fri Jul 18 19:22:46 GMT 1997
I got several responses to my question and thought I'd summarize to the
>I know I have several options for fixing these things. One is to go out
>and give each PC a static IP from the subnet I have been given
>responsibility for. However, I do have a server capable of running DHCP
>(VMS) on the same segment with these PCs. So I'd like to configure these
>PCs from my server. I've tried this and everything works fine -- for the
>basic stuff: IP, subnet mask, gateway, DNS. But how do I specify WINS
>I assume it can be specified using a generic vendor tag in my dhcptab
>My question is: does anyone know what the value for <nn> is?
Best response was this one...
>From: Dutchyn, Chris[SMTP:ChrisDutchyn at aec.ca]
>Sent: Friday, July 18, 1997 15:10
>To: Heron, Steve
>Subject: DHCP and WINS settings
>You need to place two Tnn= values into your DHCP table. The first is
>the WINS server IP address, as
>where AA, BB, CC, DD are the hex-equivalents of the WINS server IP
>address. Then, you need to ensure that your PCs understand how to
>operate their lookup functions. Microsoft supports 4 operating modes:
> B-mode: 0x01 broadcast for addresses only (i.e. ignore WINS
> P-mode: 0x02 point-to-point (never broadcast, if WINS doesn't
>have it, then it isn't available)
> M-mode: 0x04 ?: try broadcast, failing that, use WINS (?)
> H-mode: 0x08 hybrid: try WINS; failing that,
>If you have a WINS server or have multiple subnets, never use B-mode.
>P-mode is okay, provided everything registers itself. H-mode is the
>most flexible. To tell the PCs what mode to operate in, use:
>where ZZ is from the above mode table.
Also this option which I don't need (from Richard.Hellier
<rlh at cppuk.co.uk>):
T47 : NetBIOS Scope option
Thanks everyone for your help!
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