Default DHCP Server configuration in Firestarter start up trouble

Jay Ridgley jridgley2 at
Sat Jan 9 20:22:49 UTC 2010


I am attempting to enable the DHCP Server that is included in 
Firestarter. The configuration file below contains what I believe are 
the correct DEFAULT entries. However, when I attempt to add the DHCP 
server from the Preferences screen; Firewall Settings --> Enable DHCP 
for the local network and then select Accept I get an error message that 
states Failed to start firewall An unknown error occurred. Followed by 
please check you network settings. If I then unselect the DHCP button 
and select Accept everything works like I had it before. Is my 
configuration file mangled or is there something else I am missing?

# DHCP configuration generated by Firestarter

subnet netmask {
         option routers;
         option subnet-mask;
         option domain-name-servers,;
         option ip-forwarding off;
         range dynamic-bootp;
         default-lease-time 21600;
         max-lease-time 43200;
/etc/dhcpd.conf (END)


Jay Ridgley
jridgley2 at
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Registered Ubuntu User ID - 23320

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