Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at be-well.ilk.org
Tue Jan 27 13:17:22 PST 2004

"Brian H" <b1henning at hotmail.com> writes:

> This is the error that I am getting.
> "Can't bind to dhcp address: Address already in use"
> My /etc/dhcp.conf file is empty.
> How can I ask the dhcp server for another address?
> It doesn't apprear the the ip address in dhclient.leases
> is in use. I am not sure what the problem is.

I believe that this message means that your DHCP client got assigned
an address, but when it pinged that address to make sure no one else
was using it, something responded.  You may need the system
administrator to figure out who else is camped out on the IP address. 

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