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dhcpd is the Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Server


# pacman -S dhcpd


Directly connecting another computer

Note: The process described is untested

If you are directly connecting your Arch computer to another host (e.g. over ethernet), and want the other computer to have its IP automatically assigned: Assign an IPv4 address to the interface you want to use (usually Template:Codeline). The first 3 bytes of this address cannot be exactly the same as those of another interface.

# ifconfig eth0 # arbitrary address

The default dhcpd.conf contains many uncommented examples, so relocate it

# mv /etc/dhcpd.conf /etc/dhcpd.conf.example

Edit Template:Filename to contain

subnet netmask {

Start the daemon

# /etc/rc.d/

Now, any computer you connect over ethernet will be assigned an IPv4 address ( in this example).


You will see configuration files, etc. related to Template:Codeline. This is the DHCP client executable and has nothing to do with Template:Codeline.