This tutorial will help you to install DHCP Server on Ubuntu, Debian, and LinuxMint systems.

Step 1 – Install DHCP Server

Debian based systems provides package ‘isc-dhcp-server’ for installing DHCP server. Open a terminal on your system and install DHCP using the following command.

Step 2: Configure DHCP Server

Follow the below steps to configure your DHCP server.

2.1 – Setup Interfaces to Listen

First of all, edit /etc/default/isc-dhcp-server to specify the interface to listen by dhcpd. You can specify multiple interfaces seprate by space.

2.2 – Global Configuration

First of all, edit DHCP configuration file /etc/dhcp/dhcpd.conf and set the global settings for domain-name and domain-name-servers to be used for local clients. Furthermore, if you want this DHCP server as an official DHCP server for the local network, uncomment the authoritative directive

2.3 – IP Subnet Declaration

Let’s set up your first subnet for your local network. You can create multiple subnets with different-2 settings, as per your requirements in /etc/dhcp/dhcpd.conf

2.4 – Setup Host with Fixed IP

In addition, you can also specify the fixed IPs for some systems based on MAC address. For example system with MAC address “00:11:1A:2B:3C:AB”, will get ip

Step 3: Start/Stop DHCP Service

Finally, you have successfully installed and configured DHCP server. Use the following command to start/stop and restart service.

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