Subject: Re: switch is requesting an ip address from dhcp
To: Michael Bubb <>
From: Martin Husemann <>
List: tech-cluster
Date: 07/02/2006 00:51:20
On Sat, Jul 01, 2006 at 01:46:50PM -0400, Michael Bubb wrote:
> Jun 30 13:00:00 frodo dhcpd: DHCPDISCOVER from 00:04:CC:CC:CC:CC via
> ex1: network no address pool

This is nothing realy to worry about. Something (are you sure it is the
switch?) looks for a DHCP server, but your server does not have anything
to offer for it - as you said you are only serving fixed addresses, and
for this MAC you apparently did not set one up.

If you like (or need access to the switch for configuration) you can
set up an IP for this MAC, just as you did for the other machines.
Or you allow dhcpd to assign a dynamical address (by specifying a
range of IPs to pick from) - this is what the message is about: you give
dhcpd a pool of addresses to pick one from.