DHCP Static assignment problem
on PFSENSE version 2.3.4-RELEASE (amd64)
built on Wed May 03 15:13:29 CDT 2017
I experienced a problem with assigning a static IP address for 2 ports on an Intel based server board.
the Mac addresses are:
XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:CC and XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:CD
the problem is that PFSense doe snot seem to like 2 Mac addresses that are separated by 1 digit.
I get the error:
The following input errors were detected:
This fully qualified hostname (Hostname + Domainname), IP, MAC address or Client identifier already exists.
However, if I change everything, IP, Client ID, hostname+domain and leave the MAC, I still get the error.
IF I move it from D to F or a number, it seems to accept this.
I can't change the MAC on the system in question, so I was hoping that maybe someone else has seen this and/or there is a fix for this in PFSense ?
Just wondering if anyone has seen or knows of a fix ?
The box I am using has an Intel MB with dual NICs and believe it or not, the MAC addresses are 1 digit apart.
I want to be able to use both NICs via DHCP and for some reason it does not seem to work via PFSENSE DHCP.
JKnott last edited by
Can you locally assign a MAC on one of those interfaces?
Would this happen if DHCP has already assigned IP's to these MAC addresses? Check Status > DHCP Leases. If so try deleting the entries automatically created by DHCP with the same MAC addresses.
Make sure you are assigning static IP's outside of the DHCP IP range.