Automatically get nameservers

Oliver Fromme olli at
Tue Jan 9 15:57:49 UTC 2007

Peter Nyamukusa wrote:
 > Kirk Strauser wrote:
 > > George Vanev wrote:
 > > > I want Windows client machines, connected to the FreeBSD box
 > > > to get the nameservers automatically.
 > > > Can you tell me how this may be done?!
 > > > Regerds
 > > 
 > > I think the best solution would be to configure the FreeBSD box as a
 > > caching nameserver, then point all your windows boxes to it.
 > I think you will need to have DHCP running in your network as DHCP is the only 
 > way to automatically get nameservers regardless of the OS you are using

No, you don't need DHCP in the case George described.
As Kirk explained you can simply set up a name server
on the FreeBSD machine (just one line in /etc/rc.conf),
then let the Windows machines use that name server.
No DHCP required at all.

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