Strange behavior encountered with dhcp 4.0.0 on Solaris 10

David W. Hankins David_Hankins at
Thu Jan 22 22:42:24 UTC 2009

On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 01:05:15PM -0500, ladislas.adamku at wrote:
> Problem:
> -  we start the dhcpd daemon with "/opt/sbin/dhcpd", in debug mode. It runs
> fine for some time...
> - after a certain time (varies from hours to minutes), the log ceases to be
> updated, so does the leasing of new addresses
> - to restart, we must first kill the current dchpd and then restart dhcpd.
> Nothing in the log indicates why dhcpd stopped delivering new addresses.

I would focus my investigation on the /reception of packets/ by the
dhcpd process.  We've had a chain of problems on the Solaris platform
with the local flavor of raw sockets (some folks report having to use
'snoop' separately to get packets to flow to dhcpd).

David W. Hankins	"If you don't do it right the first time,
Software Engineer		     you'll just have to do it again."
Internet Systems Consortium, Inc.		-- Jack T. Hankins
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