I have a cluster of three ubuntu desktops. They're all plugged into a switch, and I have one cable running from the switch to the internet (it's on my schools network). One is set up as a DHCP to assign IP addresses to the others. I suppose I have two questions:
1) Can I make it so the two clients get their IP from my DHCP before getting one from an external router somewhere. Currently I have to unplug the internet to get them to get their IP from my DHCP.
2) None of my machines have access to the internet when I'm using my own DHCP. I can change some configuration files to switch the DHCP server from a DHCP address to a static, and vice versa, the other two I have to restart whenever I want to switch between the internet or my cluster.
So is there a way to have an internet connection and be a DHCP server? And can I get my other machines access to the internet through my DHCP?
Thanks in advance.