Setup DHCP server on ubuntu 14.04

The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is a network protocol used to assign IP

 addresses and provide configuration information to devices such as servers, desktops, or 

mobile devices, so they can communicate on a network using the Internet Protocol (IP).

DHCP server on ubuntu 14.04

Before installation, Make sure you have assigned static IP to the server.
Step 1 : Issue the below command to update repository.
root@hackthesec:~$ sudo apt-get update
Step 2 :  Now install isc-dhcp-server package and dependencies.
root@hackthesec:~$ sudo apt-get install isc-dhcp-server -y
Step 3 :  After installing, open /etc/default/isc-dhcp-server file and assign interface.
root@hackthesec:~$ sudo nano /etc/default/isc-dhcp-server

Step 4 :  We need to define below values in dhcpd.conf file located in /etc/dhcp/ directory.
Network : : ( Starting IP ) – ( Ending IP )Gateway : DNS : DNS :

Take backup copy before making changes to the original file .Better rename the file and create a new one .
root@hackthesec:~$ sudo mv /etc/dhcp/dhcpd.conf /etc/dhcp/
root@hackthesec:~$ sudo nano /etc/dhcp/dhcpd.conf

and add the below code after making changes as per your network values.

default-lease-time 600;max-lease-time 7200;# If this DHCP server is the official DHCP server for the local# network, the authoritative directive should be uncommented.authoritative;# Use this to send dhcp log messages to a different log file (you also# have to hack syslog.conf to complete the redirection).log-facility local7;
subnet netmask {  #network range; # Range option domain-name-servers,; #Pri DNS , Sec DNS option domain-name ""; #Domain name  option routers; #Gateway option broadcast-address; #Broadcast default-lease-time 600; max-lease-time 7200;}
Step 5 » Now start/restart dhcp service using the below command.
root@hackthesec:~$ sudo service isc-dhcp-server restart

Address Reservation

Sometimes you need to reserve IP to some devices like printers, camera, linux machines etc.
In this case, first you need to find MAC Address of that device and define values in that particular subnet.
For example, Printer with 00:DD:HD:66:55:9B MAC Address has to be assigned with IP. For this, you need to add code like below to that subnet.

subnet netmask {  #network       -  -   -    -   -         max-lease-time 7200;     host printer-finance {                hardware ethernet 00:DD:HD:66:55:9B;                 fixed-address;        }       host cam-gate {                hardware ethernet 00:KK:HD:44:55:22;                fixed-address;        }}

And restart DHCP service.
root@hackthesec:~$ sudo service isc-dhcp-server restart
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