>> Apr 16 14:25:53 cobbler dhcpd: DHCPREQUEST for 192.168.12.212 >> (192.168.12.117) from 00:0c:29:16:f8:b5 via eth0: >> > > Any hint where that (192.168.12.117) comes from? I see that you have the > same on your successful conversation, though. > > Is there a chance you have two DHCP servers on the LAN? > no idea where the 12.117 comes from as there is definately not another dhcp server on the LAN as in the logs there is only ever dhcp 'stuff' in the logs of this server so i dont really know whats going on. maybe i just wait to fix this until i get it onto a physical machine.