fixed-address problem

Graham Clinch g.clinch at
Tue Jan 26 21:32:25 UTC 2016

On 26/01/2016 19:30, Bernard Fay wrote:
> subnet netmask {
> [...]
>        fixed-address;
 > [...]
> What am I doing wrong?

There's no subnet defined that contains the fixed-address, so dhcpd 
can't offer that address to a client.  Perhaps you meant to allocate 
'', or use a different netmask?

Unrelated to the problem, option inheritance can work unexpectedly when 
hosts are defined within subnets - you might find this less confusing in 

subnet netmask {
#   range;
     option broadcast-address;
     option routers;
     option domain-name "";

group {
     host vault {
         option host-name "";
         hardware ethernet 52:af:12:cf:87:c5;

(additionally the 'empty' group (i.e. no options defined) doesn't really 
gain anything in this case, so you could move the 'host' to the outer 
layer and dispense with the group entirely)


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