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At work I have a laptop that has ubuntu on it, we use it to scan people's usb sticks for virusses. I just reinstalled it last week and according to ...
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    dhcp service


    At work I have a laptop that has ubuntu on it, we use it to scan people's usb sticks for virusses. I just reinstalled it last week and according to network management there's a dhcp server running on it cuz they have a system sending dhcp requests to make sure other ppl don't steal the servers ips. I checked using ps aux , ps -e | grep dhcpd and ps -A but I don't seen any dhcp services running on the background. I als checked in if there is a folder "dhcpd" under /etc and there I don't see anything relating to a dhcp server either. Anyone have any ideas what else could be the problem? thanks.

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    can see if the package is installed with sudo dpkg -l dhcp3-server

    are they sure your machine is responding to DHCP requests? do they have a log that shows the IP of your machine giving DHCP ACK?

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    You could also use netstat to see if anything is listening on port 67.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coopstah13 View Post
    can see if the package is installed with sudo dpkg -l dhcp3-server

    are they sure your machine is responding to DHCP requests? do they have a log that shows the IP of your machine giving DHCP ACK?
    package dhcp3-server is not installed when I run that. They aren't going to check the logs cuz it's not that important of a machine and they have this process automated and they don't find this of enough importance to check it out cuz they got better things to do. Well guess nothing running as dhcp then

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