Join Sean Colins for an in-depth discussion in this video Troubleshooting DHCP, part of Mac OS X Server 10.6 Snow Leopard: DNS and Network Services.
When troubleshooting DHCP, there are a few places you can look to see if the…problem is local to the server or in the client or in the network in between.…If you think about it, DHCP functions properly when the client asks if a…DHCP server is present.…The server responds that it is, then the DHCP client requests an address, then…the server provides all the configuration info that it has for the system on the leased basis.…When the client comes to the end of its lease, it renews and usually will get…the same IP address upon renewal of the lease.…
And when the client leaves the network, it tells the server that the address…has been leased and that it's being returned to it and is available now for…someone else to use.…The first thing that can get in the way of that is that the server might not…hear the client's query about whether the server is out there or not.…Then that communications process can be interrupted by a network disconnection…like an unplugged cable or a damaged network interface, or by access control…
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- Understanding and configuring OS X and OS X Server-based firewalls
- Fixing server- and client-side firewalls
- Configuring and troubleshooting DHCP
- Setting up and troubleshooting a VPN server