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    dhcpd problem

    Hello all!
    I want to start dhcp server in linux (Slackware11.0), for it I type in command line < root@myserver: / # dhcpd >,but me gives out such error messages:

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------ -
    Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Server V3.0.4
    Copyright 2004-2006 Internet Systems Consortium.
    All rights reserved.
    For info, please visit

    ** You must add a global ddns-update-style statement to /etc/dhcpd.conf.
    To get the same behaviour as in 3.0b2pl11 and previous
    versions, add a line that says "ddns-update-style ad-hoc;"
    Please read the dhcpd.conf manual page for more information. **

    If you did not get this software from, please
    get the latest from and install that before
    requesting help.

    If you did get this software from and have not
    yet read the README, please read it before requesting help.
    If you intend to request help from the
    mailing list, please read the section on the README about
    submitting bug reports and requests for help.

    Please do not under any circumstances send requests for
    help directly to the authors of this software - please
    send them to the appropriate mailing list as described in
    the README file.


    I do not understand what to me to do?!?!?

    / P.S:Excuse me for wrong English, I from Armenia. =) /

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    If you want to set up a DHCP server, you will have to configure it. That message is telling you how to do that and where to find the info....


    if you are trying to set up your computer as a DHCP client to connect to an already existing DHCP server then you want to run the DHCP client daemon (dhcpcd*) * note the extra C in there.

    This is typically run as root.

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    Charlotte, NC

    dhcpd or to cd

    Thanks Idle for the input about the *cd option (4 client) for dhcp. I'd been having trouble setting up my slack box using dhcp and now thanks to u i'm one step closer. Trying to get nic to work using (unfortunately XP) as host for now. Thanks again. Still have to get the XP to setup but thats a diff ?? for diff place and time.

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