DHCP server (Debian Wheezy)

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by Erupter » Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:29 am
I think the troubleshooting section is the right one. Mods are free to move anyway.
I just installed the dhcp server called dhcp3-server.
After installing it tried to auto-start and failed.
There is no dhcp related log in /var/log so I don't know where to look for debug info.
There is no conf in /etc/dhcp3
There is a /etc/dhcp

Should I remove the dhcp folder? Or is it part of the package?

Also there is not /etc/init.d/dhcp3-server so I can't start/stop the service.
More to the point, under init.d there is nothing with dhcp in the name.
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by paulk » Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:36 am
If you search packages.debian.org (assuming you are using standard armel)

You'll see that dhcp3-server is a virtual package provided by isc-dhcp-server

The list of files provided by that package is here:

http://packages.debian.org/wheezy/armel ... r/filelist

Or you could just use dnsmasq (probably more suitable to a small foot-print target like rpi).

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by Erupter » Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:38 am
Thank you for the information, I'll have a look.
Been using dnsmasq for quite some time on a Netgear Readynas NV+, but has since been superceded by DAP which I could not find for debian.
If there were DAP I could easily copy the config files over.
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