DHCP Problems

Jouni Malinen jkmaline
Sun Jan 12 21:44:25 PST 2003

On Wed, Dec 11, 2002 at 11:39:16AM +1300, Craig Whitmore wrote:

> We have hostap up and running and if we set an ip address on the remote card
> (winXP machine) we can ping the linux box and internet access works 100%,
> But if we run DHCPD on the linux box to give the ip address to the WinXP
> machine we get lots of errors as below. Can anyone know what is causing this
> and can help?

Does the network access work even with dhcpd (i.e., are the error
messages only thing that tells there is something odd going on) or are
there noticeable problems in connection? Do you get error messages even
without the station (i.e., just running dhcpd)?

> I've tried the latest stable version and the latest CVS version (upto about
> 5 mins ago) with the same problem.

I have seen similar errors when promiscuous mode was used, but I
commented it out Dec 9, 2002 so it should have been of in that latest
CVS version test you did. Anyway, DHCP server should not really need
promiscuous mode.

If you can still repeat the problem with the current CVS version, please
tell me which DHCP server you are using and I'll try to duplicate this.
You could also send dmesg output from the first error messages (i.e.,
including the card initialization and the first few error messages).

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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