Originally Posted by meandsushil
when i assign ip manually to a machine it gets ping by server and it also itself pings server but when i chose to use client machine as dhcp , so that it can directly get assigned ip from server, it does not get ip, instead random ip is provided which is out of range specified at server side in /etc/dhcpd.conf file.
what's the problem?
Means your dhcp server is not correctly configured. Make sure the dhcpd service is running.
When client system can't find any ip from DHCP server they acquire an ip automatically from this range 169.254.0.1-169.254.255.254.
Thats why its getting that random ip which should be from this range.