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    Running out of Admin IP addresses

    We are running out of admin IP addresses and require a solution to free up addresses.

    Our best idea at the minute would be to create a proxy server which will translate a DHCP address from an Admin Workstation into a single Admin IP Address - so all requests for the Admin server will appear to come from the same source. Think that makes sense!

    We have had the idea of trying to source a Linux based solution for this, but we are not advanced users of Linux.

    Does anyone have any websites they could point me to that will help, or any other suggestions to resolve the problem?

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    Re: Running out of Admin IP addresses

    Are you running static IP addresses or DHCP?

    That would be my first question.

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    Re: Running out of Admin IP addresses

    In what way are you running out? If you can let us know your IP Address ranges for all networks and also the associated subnet masks, we should be able to help.

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    Re: Running out of Admin IP addresses

    Im confused. Do you mean NATing/PATing?

    So you want to have;

    CurrentNetwork --- Proxy/Router --- New range of IPs

    ???


    Why are you running out of IP address's?

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    Re: Running out of Admin IP addresses

    Can you post your current setup? I'm sure something could be worked out.

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    Re: Running out of Admin IP addresses

    If you want to build a Linux based NAT box. I suggest you look at using Shorewall/line to simplify things.

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    Re: Running out of Admin IP addresses

    Im going to try and clear up exactly what I need!

    All our Admin machines use static IP addresses. Our curriculum machines use DHCP, and we have loads of IP addresses in this range.

    We are now running out of static IP addresses on our Admin IP range. We want to be able to make all the Admin machines DHCP. Any requests from an Admin workstation to the Admin server will pass through a server which will sit in the middle that will point the request to the Admin server.

    The proxy server that sits in the middle will have two network cards. One will have a DHCP Address, and the other will have a static Admin IP address that will allow the server to communicate with the Admin server.

    I hope this helps ... still not sure if it makes sense!

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    Re: Running out of Admin IP addresses

    Can you not just increase the scope for the Admin IPs so that you have more?

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    Re: Running out of Admin IP addresses

    I wish it was that simple! The rest of the range is (according to .ict) in use by another school on the embc network.

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    Re: Running out of Admin IP addresses

    Ahh I see, was going to say we had a similar problem with our curriculum IPs recently, we adjusted the scope from 10.200.1.x to include 10.200.2.x giving ourselves a wodge more IPs. But thats no use to you if someone else is nicking the IPs

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    Re: Running out of Admin IP addresses

    OK, just to clarify and see if I'm understanding this...

    You currently have two networks - admin and curriculum. Admin machines have static IP addresses while curriculum machines receive through DHCP. Are we talking completely different address ranges (ie, admin 192.168.1.x subnet 255.255.255.0, curr. 192.168.2.x subnet 255.255.255.0), or two ends of a single range (ie, 192.168.1.1-200 for curriculum, 192.168.1.201-254 for admin)?

    From what I can tell, you are looking at adding an intermediate machine as a DHCP server. This server will talk to DHCP-assigned admin machines on one NIC, and the static assigned admin server on the other.

    If this is the case, you don't need to do it like this. The Admin server (I'm assuming it's running either server 2000 or 2003) can become the DHCP server for the admin range, and still have a static assigned address for itself (in fact, it has to have a static address for itself).

    If I've got the wrong end of the stick, let me know. Otherwise, I hope it helps point you in the right direction.

    Rob.

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    Re: Running out of Admin IP addresses

    Ah, just saw your reply after I posted...!

    Is it possible to get a different range with enough addresses from the relevant authorities?

    Rob.

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    Re: Running out of Admin IP addresses

    Or put a machine in between you and the lea thus enabling you to run whatever internal network scope you desire?

    All outbound connections natting through it?

    Ben

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    Re: Running out of Admin IP addresses

    I wish it was that simple! The rest of the range is (according to .ict) in use by another school on the embc network.
    Are you saying all your schools are connected to a single network using the same Ip ranges or part thereof??

    This does not sound right to me, all our school do indeed sit on a connected community network but have a 10.x.x.x gateway address while all internal IPs inc Admin have a 192.168.x.x address this way you do not clash with other schools.

    I agree with RobC that you could just make your admin server a dhcp server but you say that your curric pc's are dhcp assigned so I have to assume that you have a dhcp server on your network already if that is the case adding another dhcp server will introduce problems.

    Can you not use the exisitng dhcp server to assign the dhcp to the admin pc's or can they not see it, hence the static assignment.

    Also you say you are running out of IP's this must mean that you have more than 253 ip's assigned on your admin network???

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    Re: Running out of Admin IP addresses

    Are you saying all your schools are connected to a single network using the same Ip ranges or part thereof??

    This does not sound right to me,
    That's how it works here in Lancs.

    I have to assume that you have a dhcp server on your network already if that is the case adding another dhcp server will introduce problems
    implementing VLANs can get round this problem.

    Also you say you are running out of IP's this must mean that you have more than 253 ip's assigned on your admin network
    Err...CIDR? He might not have a complete class C.

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