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Network Administration: Installing DHCP on Linux Server

You can quickly find out whether DHCP is installed on your system by entering the following command from a shell prompt: rpm -q dhcp. If DHCP has been installed, the package version is displayed. If not, the message package dhcp is not installed is displayed. If DHCP isn’t installed on your Linux server, you can install it by following these steps:

1

Choose System→Administration→Add/Remove Software.

This summons the Add/Remove Software program.

2

Select the Servers option in the list box on the left side of the Add/Remove Software window.

A list of server packages appears in the window’s main list box.

3

Select the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol Software package.

Click Apply. The Add/Remove Software program grinds and whirs for a moment and then installs the package you selected.

4

Close the Add/Remove Software program.

You’re done! DHCP is now installed.

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