DHCP Server Configuration Problem

Glenn Satchell Glenn.Satchell at uniq.com.au
Mon May 26 11:47:35 UTC 2008

>Date: Mon, 26 May 2008 10:35:53 +0000 (GMT)
>From: DÔ Phan-Cam-Thach <dophancamthach at yahoo.co.uk>
>Subject: DHCP Server Configuration Problem
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>Hello all,
>i now have a server configuration problem. There is no problem when i try to 
modify the configuration infos in the file dhcpd.conf for configuring the 
server. But when i execute the server by the command:
>there is a warning : unable to create icmp socket: operation not permitted
>                                    /etc/dhcpd.conf not found
>So that i creat un file whose name is dhcpd.conf in /etc
>But i can not modify the content of this file, even can not use this command:
>cat /dhcp/server/dhcpd.conf  > /etc/dhcpd.conf
>I know this question is very simple. But i'm a beginner in Linux. So hope that 
someone will help me with his answer.
>Thanks in advance.


You need to be root to start dhcpd, so two ways to do this on most
versions of Linux:

sudo service dhcpd start

su -
service dhcpd start


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