DHCP Server Configuration Problem

y vasavi y_vasavi at yahoo.com
Mon May 26 14:12:45 UTC 2008

can you try 
sudo /usr/local/sbin/dhcpd -cf /usr/local/etc/dhcpd.conf

--- On Mon, 5/26/08, DÔ Phan-Cam-Thach <dophancamthach at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

From: DÔ Phan-Cam-Thach <dophancamthach at yahoo.co.uk>
Subject: Re: DHCP Server Configuration Problem
To: dhcp-users at isc.org
Date: Monday, May 26, 2008, 7:32 PM

If there were the files in the rights folders as u mentionned, il should be start, the server. But there are nor file dhcpd.conf in /etc, neither file dhcpd in /etc/init.d (i have talked about this in the precedent lettre). There is a file dhcpd in /usr/local/sbin and dhcpd.conf in /usr/local/etc. i went to that folder to use the command:
dhcpd start/stop
There was a warning "can't open /etc/dhcpd.conf/ no such file or directory"
It also seems that it must have a file dhcpd.conf in /etc for apply the configuration for the interfaces. So i have created a file whose name like that and try to put the infos in it. All seemed to be normal till the time i tried to enregister my modification. The system didnt accpet to enregister it.

Hope now you undestand my problem and thank you so much for your answers.
DO Phan Cam Thach
email: dophancamthach at yahoo.co.uk

----- Original Message ----
From: Simon Hobson <dhcp1 at thehobsons.co.uk>
To: dhcp-users at isc.org
Sent: Monday, 26 May, 2008 2:58:51 PM
Subject: Re: DHCP Server Configuration Problem

DÔ Phan-Cam-Thach wrote:

>My distribution est Ubuntu 8.04. I installed 
>dhcpd from source sur le site de isc. And i have 
>tried with sudo, so i was in the root mode.
>I haven't found the file dhcpd.conf in /etc/init.d either.

You are confusing the program (and scripts to 
start/stop it) with the config file.

The default location for the config file is 
/etc/dhcpd.conf, and it should be sufficient to 
type "dhcpd" to start the server. You do NOT type 
"./dhcpd" unless you are in the directory where 
the binary is located, nor do you try to execute 

I think you will find it easier to use the 
packaged binary as that will provide scripts for 
controlling the server and save you the effort of 
writing those, and any dependencies will be taken 
care of for you. Since you are using Ubuntu which 
is Debian based, the packaged version would place 
the config file at /etc/dhcp3/dhcpd.conf, and you 
would control the program by using 
/etc/init.d/dhcpd - eg to start the service you 
would type "/etc/init.d/dhcpd start", to stop it 
you would type "/etc/init.d/dhcpd stop" and so on.

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