The IT guy gave me an IP address outside of the DHCP dynamic pool range (I do not have a DHCP reservation). I'd like to set linux client's IP staticly, but still have it pull the DNS servers and domain name from DHCP.
Searches have only turned up hundreds of "DHCP VS STATIC IP!!!111" results, or people trying somehow to "protect" their network using DHCP.
I'm sure this can be done, I'm just not sure how to go about it. I should be able to do a DHCPINFORM then use the returned settings with my static IP. I see option dhcp-message-type in man dhcp-options, but I'm not sure where that goes. So (1) how do I get dhclient to use that option and (2) how do I hook this into the ifup scripts? (I'm going to have to do this on both an Ubuntu and a CentOS machine)