DHCP is not starting…keep failing in Centos os 5.5
I would really appreciate your help.
I have Dell rack server. With the network card of five network ports. But I am just using first one (eth0).
Now the problem…
It’s connected the internet and the internet is working fine. I also got update using yum.
When I do “ifconfig” to check its dynamic IP. It also shows the IP(something like: 192.168.x.x), but if I go to services and try to start DHCPd service its fails. It’s not starting at all. And If I go to other computer (Windows 7) and try to ping the dell server’s IP, I cannot ping it. So since I cannot ping it from other computer, so no one we can have remote access to the dell server.
I don’t understand without starting DHCPd how the dell server is getting the IP address.
So I thought maybe DHCP is corrupted so I removed it using yum and reinstalled it using yum, but no luck so far.
Please advise, what could be wrong and how should I fix the problem.
Thank you in advance.