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Old 08-22-2011, 03:57 AM   #1
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could not start dhcpd

I installed scientific linux 6.1 x86, and have a dhcod problem.

# /usr/sbin/dhcpd start
Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Server 4.1.1-P1
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Not searching LDAP since ldap-server, ldap-port and ldap-base-dn were not specified in the config file
Wrote 0 leases to leases file.

No subnet declaration for start (no IPv4 addresses).
** Ignoring requests on start. If this is not what
you want, please write a subnet declaration
in your dhcpd.conf file for the network segment
to which interface start is attached. **

Not configured to listen on any interfaces!

This version of ISC DHCP is based on the release available
on Features have been added and other changes
have been made to the base software release in order to make
it work better with this distribution.

Please report for this software via the Red Hat Bugzilla site:

And the dhcpd.conf is here;

include "/etc/rndc.key";

server-identifier server;
ddns-domainname		"";
ddns-rev-domainname	"";
ddns-update-style	interim;
ddns-updates		on;
ignore			client-updates;

zone {
	key rndckey;
default-lease-time	21600;
max-lease-time		43200;

option domain-name	"";
option ip-forwarding	off;
subnet netmask {
	option routers;
	option subnet-mask;
	option broadcast-address;
	option domain-name-servers;
	zone {
		key rndckey;
	zone localdomain. {
		key rndckey;

Any helpful comment would be appreciated.
Old 08-22-2011, 07:52 AM   #2
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Not configured to listen on any interfaces!
Please show your network interfaces:
# ip a sh
Old 08-22-2011, 11:29 AM   #3
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Thanks for your comment.

The result is here;

# ip a sh
1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 16436 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN
link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00
inet scope host lo
inet6 ::1/128 scope host
valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
2: eth0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc pfifo_fast state UP qlen 1000
link/ether 08:00:27:cd:94:bb brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
inet brd scope global eth0
inet6 fe80::a00:27ff:fecd:94bb/64 scope link
valid_lft forever preferred_l


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