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Using Partial MAC Address to Assign to an IP Range

Is this possible using Novell DHCP/DNS Console? How would I go about this, whether through the console or manually?

I want to assign iPads to a specific range so they'll get a certain filtering level, so I want all devices that have a MAC address that begin with aa:bb:cc go into that range, for example.
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FarmersLSD,
> I want to assign iPads to a specific range so they'll get a certain
> filtering level, so I want all devices that have a MAC address that
> begin with aa:bb:cc go into that range, for example.


I do not think it s possible, but if you know the MAC addresses in
advance, then you could pre-allocate them.

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The issue is that I have 60 of them. I don't feel like adding all 60 manually. I the hands of little kids, I don't want them to have to authenticate each time.

This is possible with with Server 2012 and up. Not sure if it was in 2008R2. If there is a better way, I'm open to it.
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FarmersLSD,
> If there is a better way, I'm open to it.


Are we talking NetWare or OES Linux here?

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Anders Gustafsson;2408929 wrote:
FarmersLSD,
> If there is a better way, I'm open to it.


Are we talking NetWare or OES Linux here?

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Anders Gustafsson (NKP)
The Aaland Islands (N60 E20)

Have an idea for a product enhancement? Please visit:
http://www.novell.com/rms


OES 11 SP2
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FarmersLSD,
> OES 11 SP2


OK. Let me ask around.

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Anders Gustafsson (NKP)
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On 20/10/2015 08:48, Anders Gustafsson wrote:

> OK. Let me ask around.


I don't think is possible "out of the box" with OES, as in not a feature
of OES, or more specifically not the DNS/DHCP Management Console.

However DHCP in OES (Linux) is handled via ISC DHCP provided by the
underlying SLES and this can handle this scenario, normally with extra
lines in /etc/dhcpd.conf - see
http://serverfault.com/questions/79748/assign-dhcp-ips-for-specific-mac-prefixes
for some examples. The problem with OES is that dhcpd.conf just contains
LDAP lines for configuring ISC DHCP to talk to eDirectory to get it's
configuration (and that file can be overwritten in certain circumstances).

So you could add the necessary lines to /etc/dhcpd.conf but they'll be
out of scope for managing via the console utility (and the file could be
overwritten). An alternative would be to add individual dhcpStatements
attributes (one per line) to the dhcpService container.

Hopefully the above helps, it's been a while since I last played with
OES DHCP "in anger" but I can try finding my notes of what I've
previously done with netbooting Macs from an OES server (which used
custom dhcpStatements).

HTH.
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Simon
Novell/NetIQ Knowledge Partner

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