Problems with DHCP using VLANs

Simon Hobson dhcp1 at
Wed Aug 26 19:24:02 UTC 2009

sthaug at wrote:
>  > Can I send you a beer?

Well I don't drink, but I've friends who would help :-)

>  > That was it. . . I never saw anyother reference to /etc/default
>>  anywhere I looked, I had no idea there was a dhcpd config file there.
>>  Apparently it overrides /etc/dhcp3/dhcpd.conf and DOES NOT SHOW UP IN
>>  LOCATE :-(
>And please note that this is not the fault of ISC dhcpd but the people
>who have chosen the Debian defaults...

Actually, /etc/default/dhcpd3-server does NOT override 
/etc/dhcp3/dhcpd.conf. It provides command line options for the 
startup script in /etc/init.d to pass to the server.

You either need a config file (and /etc/default is standard on Debian 
based systems) or you end up hacking the startup scripts to set 

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