The original message talked about handling outbound requests at the
Firewall from DHCP clients, so I didn't take it to mean that the clients
were on the outside of the Firewall, but instead, how to define rules
for clients which don't have static IP addresses inside the Firewall (as
would be the case if you dynamically assigned addresses with your DHCP
server inside the Firewall).
I would agree that using DHCP outside your Firewall would not be a good
As for the WINS issues, well, DHCP allows you to specify a TCP/IP host
name and TCP/IP domain name, and if you use static leases, these can be
unique for each machine if you like (you could also use a generic name
for groups of machines if you wanted to, say, just so inverse lookups
would work). So WINS really doesn't have to come into play here at all.
However, in NT 4.0, if you are using NT 4.0 DNS, you can have DNS
lookups defer to a WINS server for addresses that are not in the DNS,
but that would only be useful for hostname lookups, not for FQDN
lookups. NT 4.0 DNS can also handle NetBIOS name queries when supplied a
FQDN, so you can now do;
net use d: \\server.domain.com\sharename
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