Subject: dhcpd whines in 1.5R
To: Current Users <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Jukka Marin <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/29/2001 20:22:08
I'm writing a minimal DHCP client for an embedded system and using NetBSD
as DHCP server.  I'm getting this from dhcpd:

DHCPDISCOVER from 00:10:8b:f1:3f:f0 via fxp0
DHCPOFFER on to 00:10:8b:f1:3f:f0 via fxp0
dns.c(426): non-null pointer
dns.c(426): non-null pointer
if IN A  doesn't exist add 580800030 IN A resolver failed.
DHCPREQUEST for from 00:10:8b:f1:3f:f0 via fxp0
DHCPACK on to 00:10:8b:f1:3f:f0 via fxp0

The name lookups are taking a long time (almost 9 seconds sometimes) and
the DHCP client times out, sending out a new discover message (with a
different transaction ID).

The name server is a local machine and it responds quickly.  The host is
also present in /etc/hosts on the DHCP server machine.  I have never used
dhcpd before - so I can't tell if this is a bug or feature (but it sounds
like a problem to me, where ever the may be ;)

Is dhcpd working Just Fine (TM) for everyone else?