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I have a computer running Red Hat. I would like to host a HTTP server on it. This server has only a WIFI interface.

How to configure a DHCP server on it?

The configuration file (/etc/dhcpd.conf) looks like:

subnet netmask {
        option domain-name              "";
        option domain-name-servers;

        option time-offset              -18000;     # Eastern Standard Time


I have restarted the DHCP service many times but with no result. How to specify that the interface is not eth0 but wlan0?

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closed as off topic by HopelessN00b, Michael Hampton, mdpc, Dan, RobM Mar 19 '13 at 15:44

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That's almost 20 years old. What you should do is get rid of it. – Michael Hampton Mar 19 '13 at 15:01
@MichaelHampton Or donate it to a museum. – HopelessN00b Mar 19 '13 at 15:03
@MichaelHampton Only 12 years old :) – Maxbester Mar 19 '13 at 15:03
Still, it's much too old to be allowed anywhere near a network. – Michael Hampton Mar 19 '13 at 15:03

The interface is determined by the subnet.

If your wlan0 adapter is in the it should "just work".

That's not an internal IP range however, so I'm thinking it's either misconfigured or your running a rather advanced configuration (one only people who really, really know what they're doing should be running).

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Ok thanks for the tip. I think I have found a problem. The DHCP may not be installed correctly. service dhcpd status returns nothing. What could I do? – Maxbester Mar 19 '13 at 15:08
@Maxbester Is the DHCP daemon actually running? It's possible that there is no status action defined in the RC script... – voretaq7 Mar 19 '13 at 15:13
Well it seems that it doesn't run. Nothing in ps aux – Maxbester Mar 19 '13 at 15:21
'service dhcpd start'? Probably need to check /var/log/messages for any errors if it's not starting. – scottm32768 Mar 19 '13 at 15:34
Nothing in logs but it doesn't start... – Maxbester Mar 19 '13 at 15:42

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