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  1. #1

    Configuring Dhcp server

    Hey ppls

    i just installed dhcp server in my fedora8 . but when am trying to start my dhcp server it says starting dhcpd [failed]
    can anybody help me on this

  2. #2
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    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    post content of your /etc/dhcp.conf here

  3. #3

    contents of my conf file.

    # "SystemImager"
    # Copyright (C) 1999-2001 Brian Elliott Finley
    # <>
    # Copyright (C) 2002 Bald Guy Software
    # <>
    # This file was created with "si_mkdhcpserver", which is part of SystemImager.
    # See Main Page - SystemImager for more information.
    # This is an ISC DHCP v3 configuration file.

    # general options
    ddns-update-style ad-hoc;

    # Imageserver
    option option-140 code 140 = text;

    # log_server_port
    option option-141 code 141 = unsigned integer 32;

    # ssh_download_url
    option option-142 code 142 = string;

    # flamethrower_directory_portbase
    option option-143 code 143 = string;

    # tmpfs_staging
    option option-144 code 144 = string;

    # option-140 is the IP address of your SystemImager image server
    option option-140 "";

    # option-142 specifies the URL address of your ssh download
    # This should be in the format of "".
    #option option-142 "";

    # option-143 specifies the Flamethrower directory port.
    # The default is "9000".
    #option option-143 "9000";

    # option-144 tells your auto-install client to spool the image into a tmpfs
    # prior to laying it down on disk. It is not certain that this is always
    # a good thing to do. And if you're feeling gutsy and want to try it, be
    # sure that your (memory + swap) is at least twice the size of your image
    # or your image transfer will fail when the tmpfs filesystem gets full!!!
    # If unsure, say "no".
    option option-144 "n";

    # next-server is your network boot server

    # log-servers
    #option log-servers;

    # option-141 is the port number your log server uses
    #option option-141 514;

    # set lease time to infinite (-1)
    default-lease-time -1;

    # Uncomment one of the two following lines. The first, if you need to
    # boot i386 clients, or the second for booting ia64 clients.
    filename "pxelinux.bin"; # i386
    #filename "elilo.efi"; # ia64

    subnet netmask {
    option domain-name "localdomain";
    option routers;

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    basically i have installed systemimager and it customises the conf file.... by taking inputs from me
    the inputs go this way

    Type your response or hit <Enter> to accept [defaults]. If you don't
    have a response, such as no first or second DNS server, just hit
    <Enter> and none will be used.

    What is your DHCP daemon major version number (2 or 3)? [3]:
    What is the name of your DHCP daemon config file? [/etc/dhcpd.conf]:
    What is your domain name? [localdomain]:
    What is your network number? []:
    What is your netmask? []:
    What is the starting IP address for your dhcp range? []:
    What is the ending IP address for your dhcp range? []:
    What is the IP address of your first DNS server? []:
    What is the IP address of your second DNS server? []:
    What is the IP address of your default gateway? []:
    What is the IP address of your image server? []:
    What is the IP address of your boot server? []:
    What is the IP address of your log server? []:
    Use tmpfs staging on client? (If unsure, choose "n") [n]:
    Do you want to use Flamethrower (multicast) to install your clients? [n]:

    please tell me how to proceed

    What... is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow? []:

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