Dancing the DHCP Samba

After a hard­ware fail­ure of a Lin­ux com­put­er I took the chance to set up a Debian instal­la­tion from scratch. So I saved the data that was impor­tant to a serv­er, burned the Debian DVD and installed it on the computer.

When it came to net­work­ing it got a lit­tle more com­pli­cat­ed: as the serv­er is using the cor­po­rate net­work, it had to send a spe­cif­ic host name to obtain the IP con­fig­u­ra­tion via DHCP. So that was what I did: I entered the host name and let dhcp­client do its mag­ic. It took some time, but final­ly it was set up. All DNS entries for this host name and its cor­re­spond­ing IP were correct.

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