Setup - All Documents (Start Here)

There are no restrictions on the operating system you can use on ResNet. However, full technical support is only available for current versions of Windows and Mac OS. Support for older operating systems is provided on a best effort basis.

DHCP Setup Documents (applicable to ResNet, DirectNet, Internet Access Ports)

Operating System Supported?
Windows Vista
Windows XP Yes
Mac OS X Yes
Mac OS 7.5.3 - 9.x No
Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 No
RedHat Linux 7.3 No
Slackware Linux 8.0 No

Notes for Supported Operating Systems:

Windows XP

  • Windows XP is fully supported by the IT Service Centre. Documentation and troubleshooting information are available online in the Technical Support section. If you have further questions or problems, contact the IT Service Centre Help Desk .

MacOS 7.x (prior to 7.5.3) with MacTCP

  • MacTCP does not support DHCP and therefore cannot be used on ResNet. If you are still using MacTCP, we recommend that you upgrade to Open Transport and if necessary, upgrade to a later version of MacOS. Visit for more information.


  • These documents are provided as is. The IT Service Centre does not fully support any Linux operating systems. The documentation provided is the extent of support we can provide.
    • The Linux DHCPd mini-HOWTO explains how to set up a DHCP client with other Linux distributions. HOWTO documentation can be found at


  • The Internet Software Consortium's DHCP client is known to work with ResNet and should work with all flavors of BSD. More information is available from

Other Un*xes

  • The ISC DHCP client compiles on just about every Un*x platform that might be used on ResNet. The latest source can be downloaded directly from