New user have some questions
I am new to pfSense and the community !
I just set up pfSense 2.0.3 yesterday after installing two new 1gb intel nics
After a nice smooth night of gaming, and such I wake up today and take a look at the system logs just to see how things
are going and I noticed this..
pfsense dhclient: DHCPREQUEST on em1 to 10.60.0.1 port 67
now em1 is my WAN card…, my network internally is 192.x.x.x , so I am not sure where this request is coming from
is there a way or method i can use to find out ? Or can anyone give me some insight on what maybe going on..
All settings are still at the defaults after a new install nothing else has been configured or changed.
thanks for any suggestions/help in advance
Quite possible your wan dhcp server for ISP.. Look in your lease to see the IP of your ISP dhcp server.
So for example mine is.
option subnet-mask 255.255.248.0;
option routers 24.13.xx.xx;
option domain-name-servers 188.8.131.52,184.108.40.206;
option host-name "pfsense";
option domain-name "hsd1.il.comcast.net.";
option broadcast-address 255.255.255.255;
option dhcp-lease-time 345600;
option dhcp-message-type 5;
option dhcp-server-identifier 220.127.116.11;
renew 2 2013/3/19 04:04:42;
rebind 3 2013/3/20 16:04:42;
expire 4 2013/3/21 04:04:42;
You can find your lease for you em1 interface in /var/db
Looks to me just like your wan renewing its IP is all. Just because your have a public IP on your your interface, does not mean your dhcp server has to be on a public IP address.
Thanks for the info,
again new to all this , can you advise me on how to retrieve the suggested information ?
just shell to your pfsense box and using the shell cat your /var/db/dhclient.leases.em1
or using the gui use the file editor and look at the file, under diag menu, edit file
Have to assume if you want interface is sending a dhcprequest to that IP, that is your dhcp server ;) After it got an dhcpOFFER, after it sent out a dhcpDiscover.
thanks for the input and looks like you were correct ! …
option dhcp-server-identifier 10.60.0.1;
is in the file .
again thanks for the help. will post again if I have anymore questions !
np - glad I could be of help.