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krytenuk1971 06-24-2006 03:21 PM

Unable to start DHCP server

I am trying to set up my RH9 machine as a DHCP server for my winxp boxes. I have created a basic dhcp.conf file (see below) and attempted to start the dhcp service with service dhcp start, but nothing happens, no error messages, nothing. Interface eth0 is set up with a static IP address

My dhcp.conf

ddns-update-style interim;
subnet netmask {
default-lease-time 86400;
max-lease-time 86400;
option routers;
option ip-fowarding off;
option broadcast-address;
option subnet-mask;
option nntp-server;
option netbios-name-servers;

Any ideas anyone?

Kind Regards,

bathory 06-24-2006 05:03 PM

Did you create the dhcpd.leases file? If not, run:

touch /var/lib/dhcp/dhcpd.leases

krytenuk1971 06-25-2006 03:44 PM

Yes I did create the leases file and doubled checked it was there.


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