How To Install DHCP Server on Ubuntu 14.04


For those of you who didn’t know, The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is a standardized network protocol used on Internet Protocol (IP) networks for dynamically distributing network configuration parameters, such as IP addresses for interfaces and services. With DHCP, computers request IP addresses and networking parameters automatically from a DHCP server, reducing the need for a network administrator or a user to configure these settings manually.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple. I will show you through the step by step installation DHCP Server on Ubuntu 14.04.

Step 1. First of all make sure that all packages are up to date.

Step 2. Install DHCP server.

To install DHCP server on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, enter the following command:

Step 3. Configuration DHCP server.

The DHCP server is not difficult to configure. First, we have to assign on what interfaces should the DHCP server (dhcpd) serve DHCP requests.

Editing file /etc/dhcp/dhcpd.conf:

Add the below code after making changes as per your network values:

Finally you have to restart the dhcp service by using the following command:

You can check if your dhcp server is working properly bt running the following command:

Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed DHCP Server. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing DHCP Server on Ubuntu 14.04 system.

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