Whenever I want to restart
dnsmasq service, I receive this error
root@ipm:/tftpboot# /etc/init.d/dnsmasq restart [....] Restarting dnsmasq (via systemctl): dnsmasq.serviceJob for dnsmasq.service failed because the control process exited with error code. See "systemctl status dnsmasq.service" and "journalctl -xe" for details. failed!
There is no useful information in those commands as stated in the error message.
# systemctl status dnsmasq.service ● dnsmasq.service - dnsmasq - A lightweight DHCP and caching DNS server Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/dnsmasq.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled) Drop-In: /run/systemd/generator/dnsmasq.service.d └─50-dnsmasq-$named.conf, 50-insserv.conf-$named.con Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since 2016-03-4 11:04:42 IRST; 3min 53s ago Process: 18806 ExecStartPre=/usr/sbin/dnsmasq --test (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE) 14 11:04:42 systemd: Starting dnsmasq - A lightweight DHCP ..... 14 11:04:42 dnsmasq: dnsmasq: bad dhcp-range at line 4 o...f 14 11:04:42 systemd: dnsmasq.service: Control process exite...=1 14 11:04:42 systemd: Failed to start dnsmasq - A lightweigh...r. 14 11:04:42 systemd: dnsmasq.service: Unit entered failed state. 14 11:04:42 systemd: dnsmasq.service: Failed with result 'e...'. Hint: Some lines were ellipsized, use -l to show in full.
The content of the
# cat /etc/dnsmasq.conf interface=enp3s0 domain=hpclab expand-hosts dhcp-range=192.168.1.1,192.168.1.20,static dhcp-option=42,0.0.0.0 dhcp-boot=pxelinux.0 enable-tftp tftp-root=/tftpboot dhcp-host=00:e0:81:c5:19:64,ws01,192.168.1.1
So, line 4 is
dhcp-range=192.168.1.1,192.168.1.20,static. I used the same content with ubuntu-12.04.
Anyway, the correct syntax is
dhcp-range=192.168.1.0,static. I don't know how that was working with 12.04!