On Fri, Aug 8, 2008 at 10:54 AM, Chuck Swiger <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > Hi-- > > On Aug 8, 2008, at 8:02 AM, Andrew Falanga wrote: >> >> >> not authoritative; > > If you are in charge of the subnet range that you are using, then you should > be setting yours to authoritative. If there is already a DHCP server > running as authoritative for the local subnet, you should configure your > static IPs on it, rather than trying to set up a second one. You could > probably gain more information by running: >
I just read through my original post for this message here and should have made it more clear that this list wasn't among the inadequate helps I was referencing. I cannot tell you the number of Google searches I've done in looking for this. I am not authoritative on this subnet. Originally, I had the statement as authoritative but thought this might be my problem (unfortunately it wasn't). The organization I work for is sufficiently large enough that getting requests handled for the authoritative serves nearly takes an act of Congress. When our team ramps up, we change out hardware quite frequently and this (asking for changes made to the authoritative servers) isn't feasible for us to meet demand. So, this solution was put in place. Our old bootp server worked just fine, but is now having problems (it runs for about a day and then crashes). > tcpdump -s 0 -vv port bootps > > ...and look at whether the MAC addrs match what you think they should be in > the request, and whether your server or another is replying with DHCPNAK. > There is fine documentation and even a mailing list for the ISC DHCPD > available here and at <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>: > > http://www.isc.org/index.pl?/sw/dhcp/authoritative.php > http://www.isc.org/sw/dhcp/dhcpv3-README.php#support > thank you for these two links. I hadn't yet found them from all the searches I'd done thus far. Also, though I should have thought of it myself, thanks for the pointer on using tcpdump. I'll give that a try. Andy -- A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text. Q: Why is it such a bad thing? A: Top-posting. Q: What is the most annoying thing on usenet and in e-mail? _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"