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By Shanghai Sam ·
Do you have to have dhcp running on the ras server or can you have a hardware device (say a router) provide dhcp for the incoming connections (via dial-up) to that server?

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to RAS and DHCP

Usually, when you install RAS, on an NT server or workstation, you give it a range of IP address to assign to the RAS connections. If you will only have one, or few RAS connections, you can select 1 or a small pool of addresses to be assigned. If you will be having multiple connections, your pool will need to be larger. On an NT Server, the range is set up in the RAS properties.

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to RAS and DHCP

I am assuming that the RAS clients are connecting in order access your LAN resources. If you have a DHCP server running on your LAN, it will provide the RAS clients with an IP address. If the clients are only accessing a stand-alone RAS server, thenyou must either install DHCP server on the the RAS server, provide you clients with static IP addresses, or install NetBEUI on both the RAS server and clients.

Also be aware that your clients will not be able to resolve IP addresses to host namesvia broadcast over the RAS connection. If you are not running a WINs server on your LAN that your RAS clients will be accessing, then you must use LMHOSTS files on your clients in order for them to browse resources. The other alternative is to install NetBEUI on your network.

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