Hi,

I am having a little error with DHCP I am hoping someone here can help
me
with.

When I boot clients that do not have hostnames, such as Ghost DOS
Clients,
we have problems with the clients getting IP addresses from the
server.
The DHCP server attempts to give a new IP address to the clients every

time they are booted.

If you go into iManage / DHCP Management / IP Address Management and
look
at one of these clients then you see them listed in the DHCP table.
The
client ID field is blank but the MAC address is correct.

As soon as the client reboots however this record is deleted and a new

record with the same details is created with a different IP address.

If you change the Address Range Management from Dynamic BootP and DHCP
to
Dynamic BootP the client gets the same IP address every time and the client id matches the MAC address.

If you do not use BootP the client gets a different IP address from
the
server every reboot even if you manually assign the IP address to the
MAC
address.

I think the DHCP server drops the record because the client id is
blank
and it is only blank when clients do not have a hostname. We can see
on
the DHCP debug screen where the client is asking for the original
address
and the DHCP server continues to give the next address in its queue
instead. Normal Windows clients have a hostname and get the same IP address every time they boot. The IP address record shows a client ID

which is the MAC address or the hostname.

My question is how do we configure the DHCP server to use the MAC
address
as the client ID? It just seems strange that the Novell DHCP server
is
going towards a client ID when our Linux boxes running DHCP do not and

have no problems with these same clients.

TIA for any help you might be able to give.

Thanks,

PF