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DHCP server performance - FreeBSD

Greetings, I want to setup a DHCP server on my internal (private 192.168.1.X) network. I already have a Freebsd machine on the network as a webserver. Should I dedicate an entire machine to being a DHCP server ? Or will the load be minimal and I can put the DHCP server functionality on my webserver ? thanks in advance, Darryl...

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    Greetings,
    I want to setup a DHCP server on my internal (private 192.168.1.X) network.
    I already have a Freebsd machine on the network as a webserver.

    Should I dedicate an entire machine to being a DHCP server ? Or will
    the load be minimal and I can put the DHCP server functionality on my
    webserver ?

    thanks in advance,
    Darryl

    Darryl Guest

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    For just a private internal network, it would hardly notice the extra load.
    I assume you won't have thousands of machines coming in and out
    regularly, but only a few dozen at the most coming in a few times
    per day. No problem.

    Some of our sites have several hundred machines using DHCP, on a machine
    with web, DNS, majordomo, squid proxy, squirrel web based Email running.
    About the only thing that slows them down is spamassasin/procmail when
    lots of Email comes in.

    ////jerry
     

    Jerry Guest

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    Default Re: DHCP server performance

    On Mar 16, 2005, at 1:03 PM, Darryl Hoar wrote: 

    A DHCP server is very lightweight, and you can run one on a machine
    used for other tasks just fine. Unless your other machine is
    overloaded now, it probably won't notice a difference...

    --
    -Chuck

    Charles Guest

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