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Dec
8
comment DHCP server can't assign addresses to some machines
IP helpers are on routers, not switches. If the DHCP server has an interface on the network, IPhelper is not needed.
Dec
7
answered DHCP server can't assign addresses to some machines
Sep
16
comment Recommendation for easy to use router and setup to handle multiple VLANs, to avoid multiple DHCP servers conflicting
Also... if you wanted to go with a less expensive switch, and had hardware for the router that could handle it (you'd need a full x86 server), you could just make each port its own VLAN and then trunk them all to the router, and have the router handle DHCP policy in firewall.
Sep
16
comment Recommendation for easy to use router and setup to handle multiple VLANs, to avoid multiple DHCP servers conflicting
DHCP snooping is, in fact, what you want. You could also do this with a switch that supports OpenFlow, but it would require a bit more backend infrastructure. In terms of routers, if you want software (and free) that comes as close to what you'd get from Cisco, Juniper, etc., Vyatta is hands-down the only way to go.
Sep
16
comment Bridging two VLANs together
Also keep in mind that if you just bridge the two networks, the devices on them would need to be in the same subnet, obviously.
Sep
16
comment Bridging two VLANs together
Well then, yes, you could use some sort of bridge, but that's still slightly more complex than patching two VLAN interfaces together. If it happens to be a "Layer 3 Switch" (the marketing name for a router with lots of ports), you could do it in the same device.
Sep
16
comment Bridging two VLANs together
Well pretty much all of my router experience has been with *nix-based ones... in which case you'd enable IP forwarding and then add appropriate firewall rules for the correct interfaces.
Sep
14
answered Network Monitoring
Sep
14
answered Tripwire and alternatives
Sep
14
answered Bridging two VLANs together
Sep
14
asked Managing/versioning host-specific scripts (*nix)
Sep
14
comment Including email, IMs, configs, etc. in documentation or notes
We use a wiki currently. The whole point of what I'm looking for is something that integrates with my email and IM clients and, at the most, requires me to type in a few tags (in the client) and then "puts the information where it should be".
Aug
20
asked Including email, IMs, configs, etc. in documentation or notes
Jun
23
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Apr
28
comment Free web-based software for team collaboration/documentation
Thanks. That's currently at the top of my evaluation list, I just need to play around with the demo a bit more.
Apr
28
comment Free web-based software for team collaboration/documentation
we looked into it, but as we're stuck with an in-house ticketing system, and have little source code, it was decided to be too development-oriented.
Apr
28
comment Open Source webapp that shows PC / Projector status in 30+ Lecture rooms
If you're going to be doing PHP, feel free to email me (address listed at blog.jasonantman.com) if you hit any walls.
Apr
28
answered Open Source webapp that shows PC / Projector status in 30+ Lecture rooms
Apr
28
comment Free web-based software for team collaboration/documentation
Something open source is a requirement, as whatever we're using, we'll have to modify to some extent (and do this legally, and preferably distribute the patches). JIRA seems a bit heavy-weight, at least with the requirement of Tomcat, etc.
Apr
27
revised Free web-based software for team collaboration/documentation
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