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Old 02-26-2011, 04:30 PM   #1
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DHCP is not starting…keep failing in Centos os 5.5

Hello Guys,

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.
Old 02-26-2011, 06:56 PM   #2
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Try taking a look at the dhcp logs. Should be somewhere in /var/log.
Old 02-27-2011, 10:21 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by trist007 View Post
Try taking a look at the dhcp logs. Should be somewhere in /var/log.
Thanks for your reply. I looked the log file, which is in /var/log/messages...but I could not understand, what it was trying to say...I will post the log file for you to take a look in hour. I would appriciate if you could take a look and guide me.


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