Can't get interface flags for ... device not configured

Glenn Satchell Glenn.Satchell at
Sat May 13 13:17:14 UTC 2006

>Date: Fri, 12 May 2006 17:20:47 -0700
>From: Kirk Ismay <captain at>
>To: dhcp-users at
>Subject: Can't get interface flags for ... device not configured
>May 12 16:23:45 vfi dhcpd: Can't get interface flags for
>\M-{9\M-l\M-Xt\M-X\M-?\M-OI\M-!\^A: Device not configured
>May 12 16:23:45 vfi dhcpd:
>May 12 16:23:45 vfi dhcpd: If you did not get this software from
>, please
>May 12 16:23:45 vfi dhcpd: get the latest from and install
>that before
>May 12 16:23:45 vfi dhcpd: requesting help.
>I just made a quick change to my dhcpd configs, and tried to restart. Am
>now getting the error message above.
>Anyone know what that is?
>I'm using isc-dhcpd-V3.0pl2 on OpenBSD 3.3.
>Kirk Ismay
>System Administrator

Hi Kirk,

Did you try backing out the change to see if things came good again?
How did you start the dhcp server? Was there something passed as a
command line parameter, which the dhcpd server will try and use as an
interface name? Did you try rebooting to see if any misconfigured
interface comes back?

One other thing, dhcpd-V3.0pl2 is a*really* old version, at least 5
years old (and only 2 security fixes since then - that's the 'p2'

Unless you know the change that messed up your working configuration,
then you should try upgrading to the latest version 3.0.4 which was
recently released.


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