Pls can someone help me.......I want to setup a DHCP server(Linux), to take care of my LAN routing. I also want to install/setup dansguardian(to block pornography), and have a firewall running.

Pls can you advise me on how to install and get my server running.


That's kind of a broad question. Have you tried google searches for each of your topics? I'm not entirely sure that a forum is the best place for step-by-step instructions on ground-up server configuration...

hi alc6379,

Yes Pls ive googled a lot, and I cant just put it together. Whenever I try starting my dhcp service, it fails.

I have 2NICs, the first eth0 is configured with a static IP, and I can connect to the web thru it. The second one eth1 is the one i want to use for the dhcp. here is my dhcpd.conf file, i sourced frm the web.
# Sample /etc/dhcpd.conf
# (add your comments here)
ddns-update-style ad-hoc;
default-lease-time 600;
max-lease-time 7200;
option subnet-mask;
option broadcast-address;
option routers;
option domain-name-servers,;
option domain-name "mydomain.org";

subnet netmask {
referring to http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/DHCP/x369.html,

If i do a "/usr/sbin/dhcpd eth1", i get the error
"No subnet declaration for eth1 (
** Ignoring requests on eth1. If this is not what
you want, please write a subnet declaration
in your dhcpd.conf file for the network segment
to which interface eth1 is attached. **"

1) Pls, how can i associate this dhcpd.conf to eth1.
2) which of the option declarations in my file above refers to the default gateway from my ISP and the IP on eth0.