[CentOS] CentOS DHCP Server
reloftin at twcny.rr.com
Tue Dec 8 21:12:35 UTC 2009
On Tue, 2009-12-08 at 16:03 -0500, Kemp, Larry wrote:
> CentOS Community,
> I need help with a CentOS DHCP server.
> I have a simple 32bit CentOS 5.3 server running on an Intel chip server in a lab environment with two NIC's.
> eth0 - Is connected to the Internet using a static public IP address.
> eth1 - Is connected to a private 10.1.1.0/24 LAN with no other access to the web.
> Runs DHCP to the internal client systems.
> Is the default gateway for all LAN traffic to the Internet.
> Runs iptables as the firewall between the LAN and the Internet.
> On eth1 DHCP was running with no problems for some time. This lab system sat for months untouched and then we revisited this product/project only to find that DHCP would not start. It gave us this following error:
> Failed to start dhcpd :
> Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Server V3.1.3
> Copyright 2004-2009 Internet Systems Consortium.
> All rights reserved.
> For info, please visit https://www.isc.org/software/dhcp/
> Wrote 0 leases to leases file.
> Listening on LPF/eth1/00:50:ba:c0:43:c7/10.1.1/24
> Sending on LPF/eth1/00:50:ba:c0:43:c7/10.1.1/24
> Can't bind to dhcp address: Address already in use
> Please make sure there is no other dhcp server
> running and that there's no entry for dhcp or
> bootp in /etc/inetd.conf. Also make sure you
> are not running HP JetAdmin software, which
> includes a bootp server.
> There is no other DHCP server on this LAN or on the public /30 that eth0 connects to (not that eth0 would impact my internal LAN).
I'm just guessing here, but I think that this message is telling you
that something else is bound to that interface on port 67 ( DHCP server
port ) which occasionally can happen by chance.
Try lsof like this ( as root, of course ):
lsof -i -Pn | grep :67
This should show you what has grabbed port 67 and it may be something
you can stop and restart to get a different ( random ) port assignment.
Like I said, this is just a guess.
> I saw there were ofcourse many systems updates for CentOS and thought that a might resolve. It did not.
> I then downloaded many versions of ISC's DHCP and compile and tried each of them from source code. This problems still exists. I have tried even the very simplest of dhcp.conf files and DHCP will still not start. Have I found a bug in the ISC DHCP code? Unlikely. I hope that one of you has run into this before and can help me out. Thanks greatly in advance.
> Larry Kemp
> Network Engineer
> U.S. Metropolitan Telecom, LLC
> Bonita Springs FL USA
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