7413 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Aug 4, 2010 4:12 AM by Andrew-ACT-ACSA
Hi MrHoffman, thanks for responding.
DHCP is being handled by the router however, if I add the DHCP service in Server Admin (but don't start it) the Subnets' DNS Search Domains entry is: no-dns-available.example.com
I also notice that the DNS Servers shown here are incorrect (they show as my old ISP's DNS servers).
So I now have a new question. If I change the entries here to the following: -
DNS Servers: 10.0.0.254
Search Domains: mydomain.co.uk
...and save these setting, even though the DHCP service will remain as stopped (I'd like it to continue running off the router) will it make a difference?
The Mac OS X Server DHCP server is not relevant here, and changing the settings there will not effect changes to your current client configuration issues.
Your clients are acquiring their DHCP information from your firewall router.
Your router's DHCP server is dispensing the problematic information, and you will want to reconfigure that device to match your current requirements, or you will want to migrate your DHCP services from the router to the DHCP server on Mac OS X Server or another DHCP server; to another DHCP server that has been configured to meet your needs.
I understand. Yes, my firewall router is also my DHCP server and it seems there is no option to add a search domain within it's configuration. As long as I retain this setup I'll just live with it. If it becomes more of an issue I'll consider moving DHCP to the server instead.
Thanks for all your help MrHoffman.
What type of router is it? I doubt that it won't do search domains... it probably just doesn't offer a config for it in its DHCP setup. It's DHCP service will inherit the DNS domain set elsewhere within the router's config.
While switching to using your OS X Server for DHCP opens up some possibilities it also gives you a single point of failure. So consider carefully if you really need what the OS X Server's DHCP offers.