Dhclient: FAIL in system log



  • I have pfSense set up with 2 WAN connections (named WAN and CMST) and a local LAN connection.

    The WAN interface uses a static public IP.
    The CMST interface gets its configuration using DHCP from a Comcast cable router, which gives it a private IP (so yes, there is double NAT as a result).

    The LAN interface uses a static private address (different subnet than the CMST interface).

    Everything is working just fine, but in the System Log, this appears every minute.

    dhclient: FAIL

    Is it anything to worry about? Can I do something to make it quiet down so the other log messages are not lost in the sea of dhclient messages?

    Thanks,



  • @nienberg:

    Everything is working just fine, but in the System Log, this appears every minute.

    dhclient: FAIL

    Is that all the message? It is almost entirely uninformative.



  • Yes. That is all it says. About once per minute.


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    Probably somehow the dhclient is still running on your static IP wan, and you haven't rebooted since you set that up.

    That bug has been around a while, should be fixed on 2.1/2.0.2 as far as I know.



  • Hey, you're right! I rebooted and the problem went away.

    Thanks for the help.


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