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The DHCPD daemon allows the Linux your RaspberryPi is running to be a DHCP server for your network. In most cases, however, you will already have a DHCP server running on your network - usually your ISP-provided modem/router. Your RaspberryPi is trying to start the DHCPD daemon but because you have pre-configured the OS (by editing /etc/network/interfaces) ...


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The behavior you are seeing is expected. The subnet declaration with its range specifies a range which the DHCP server is free to handle as it pleases. See the documentation, page 21, Subnets. The host declaration specifies a host that should have specific settings (IP address, in this case). The easy fix is to change either the dynamic range or the IP ...


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I beg to differ from Michael Kjörling. The Linux manual for the dhcpd.conf file explicitly states: Reserved Leases It's often useful to allocate a single address to a single client, in approximate perpetuity. Host statements with fixed-address clauses exist to a certain extent to serve this purpose, but because host statements are intended to ...


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They are typically used when there is interactive or ad-hoc access of many hosts in a subdomain, especially one with a long name, without having to type the FQDN. Makes even more sense if there are multiple subdomains, since all hosts can be accessed with a hostname. Whether you choose to rely upon search domains in other ways (scripts, databases, ...


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DHCP Client can be configured to request and require certain parameters (dhcp-options) from DHCP Server. Refer link. these parameters are specified in dhcpclient.conf



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