rollandh73 last edited by
I have a newbie question. Having not paid attention to this before, does the lan cable have to be plugged in the network and dhcpd issuing ip's to show a started state in services? The reason I ask is after an update to the most recent snapshot,this may be coincidental but the service dhcpd shows that it is stopped in the services panel. When I do a restart it tells me the service has been restarted but still reflects a stopped state. Any help will be appreciated. If anymore info is need let me know.
This is the snapshot I am running.
built on Thu Mar 10 23:04:02 EST 2011
wallabybob last edited by
Your LAN link needs to be in the UP and RUNNING states (connected to an active switch or an enabled NIC in another computer) before dhcpd can issue DHCP leases. I don't know what dhcpd does if an interface it is supposed to serve is not in the correct state. Based on the behaviour of some other utilities I wouldn't be surprised if dhcpd stopped if its interface wasn't in the correct state.