DHCP server problem

Charles Austin ceaustin at gmail.com
Tue Sep 9 18:31:44 BST 2008

I am starting a new message because it is rather difficult to sift through
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If I understand your response, your /etc/ltsp/dhcpd.conf file is the


Default LTSP dhcpd.conf config file.



subnet netmask {


option domain&name "example.com";

option domain&name&servers;

option broadcast&address;

option routers;

# next&server;

# get&lease&hostnames true;

option subnet&mask;

option root&path "/opt/ltsp/i386";

if substring( option vendor&class&identifier, 0, 9 ) = "PXEClient" {

filename "/ltsp/i386/pxelinux.0";

} else {

filename "/ltsp/i386/nbi.img";


 So the next three things to look at are
(1) Is the server physically connected to the thin client network (all
lights on NICs and switches are green)?  It sounds silly, but I have
personally spent hours tracking down a layer 1 issue by troubleshooting at
layers 4-7.
(1) IP configuration of your box - Have you configured the interface that
serves the thin client network in the subnet
(2) contents of /var/log/daemon.log - just the lines that come in as you try
to boot a client.  Pardon me if you know this already, but you can
#sudo tail -f /var/log/daemon.log to watch what is happening as you boot a

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