no Working leases on persistant database

stephane lepain s.lepain at
Wed Jan 16 13:20:11 UTC 2008

Hi Simon, 

Thank you for your resonse. From what you wrote, I have changed my
network topology. Before the server had one NICS into my network and the
other for the outside network (wan). Now I have my server with the two
nics inside my network which allowed me to remove the dhcp client that
was actually confusing me and the server :) 
I have added a router/gateway to get to the wan. One if the NIC of my
server is directly connected to it and the other NIC of the server is
plugged into a switch. Anyhow, the server is now responding a lot better
than before since the dhcp client is gone and the topology is quite
One last concern is that my ISP is using a dhcp as well. So I have got
my own dhcp server within my network and my ISP using its own. Aren't
they going to clash at some stage? My dhcp server is set to be

     1. Cheers 

Le mardi 15 janvier 2008 à 19:12 +0000, Simon Hobson a écrit :
> stephane lepain wrote:
> >But the two NICS are configured in static. From my understanding it is
> >good to prevent the DHCP client receiving DHCP service on the DHCP
> >server.
> Just DON'T RUN A DHCP CLIENT ! In the few Linux distributions I'm 
> familiar with, if you statically configure the interface, it 
> automatically stops using the dhcp client on it.
> BTW - you are setting the interface configuration directly aren't 
> you, ie not confusing "configure statically" with creating a host 
> declaration for the DHCP server to give a specific address to a 
> specific client ?
> >Plus, how would that host declaration stop the dhcp server from
> >working on one NIC.
> It doesn't, it simply stops it responding to requests from that MAC address.

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