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starting network daemons: dhcpd Jan 7 11:35:43 BSDrouter dhcpd: No subnet declaration for rl0 (XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX)
Please write a subnet declaration in your dhcpd.conf file for the network segment to which interface rl0 is attached.
Those XX's are covers for my real external IP address. But dhcpd shouldn't be having anything to do with that NIC nor that IP address - as best as I know. After this error, dhcpd reports that it is exiting, thus not working for rl1 (the nic it SHOULD be serving on).
The very last section (subnet MY.EXTERN...) was added because I was still receiving the same error message as before - so I thought I'd add this to see if it would fix it. But alas, no. Thanks for the great link I didn't know about the static setting of IP's using the hostname and MAC address, this wil prove VERY useful. Thank you. Any more clues as to why I'm getting this error?
That'd be great. Could be anything in the way dhcpd is running? I mean as far as I can tell dhcpd shouldn't care less about rl0 as it's my external NIC. Is there somewhere I should be telling dhcpd which NIC or address to listen on?
I was just on my way in to let you guys know that I figured it out. I had a feeling I had to pass reference to the correct NIC when I started dhcpd. As you just said "-q rl1". Everything is fine now. Thanks for your help. Out of three howtos I went to in order to find out what was going wrong, none of them told me that I had to tell dhcpd which NIC, or more appropriately HOW to tell dhcpd. Anyway, all good now.