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Old 04-20-2010
DHCP config issue?

I searched the forum and found a similar question (dhcpd-related questions), but my config is already utilizing the suggested fix... Smilie

My setup:

eth0 connected to Motorola DSL Modem via bridged mode (giving the public IP to the interface), IP configured DHCP.
eth1 connected to my local network handing out IPs with dhcpd listening only on eth1 (DHCPDARGS=eth1). Configured with static IP

However, I get these log entries in my messages log:

Apr 20 15:25:17 VSO_server dhclient: DHCPREQUEST on eth0 to port 67
Apr 20 15:25:17 VSO_server dhcpd: DHCPREQUEST for from 00:40:ca:4c:4f:d6 via eth1: unknown lease
Apr 20 15:25:37 VSO_server dhclient: DHCPREQUEST on eth0 to port 67
Apr 20 15:25:37 VSO_server dhcpd: DHCPREQUEST for from 00:40:ca:4c:4f:d6 via eth1: unknown lease
Apr 20 15:25:57 VSO_server dhclient: DHCPREQUEST on eth0 to port 67
Apr 20 15:25:57 VSO_server dhcpd: DHCPREQUEST for from 00:40:ca:4c:4f:d6 via eth1: unknown lease

It seems my external interface is requesting a public IP from my internal interface, and of course NAKs it because the IP is not in it's range...

Does this happen because the default IP of the modem is

What is wrong? How can I stop this? Hoping not to have to renumber my local network...

Thanks in advance!

Last edited by Scott; 04-20-2010 at 06:39 PM.. Reason: Code tags
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Old 04-28-2010
Okay... So I worked on this a little more...

Earlier I said that the modem was set in "bridged mode", but in actuality it was in "IP pass-through mode" giving the public IP to the external interface. Since the default IP of the Motorola 2210 is, it was requesting the DHCP address and since the routing of the server knows that the internal interface is on 192.168.1.x, well, my situation...

My solution was to set the PPP Location (the newer 2210's don't have a ethernet bridge mode) from internal to "on computer or external router. I then configured PPPoE on the external interface of the server to initiate the DSL connection. Also had to change all the IPTables rules to use ppp0 instead of eth0 to get the masquerade and forward rules to work again.

Yay... no renumber.
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