messages from dhclient
rjhjr at cox.net
Sun Apr 17 05:17:13 PDT 2005
On Sun, Apr 17, 2005 at 01:04:48PM +0200, Joost van Dijk wrote:
> I have installed dhcp to get my FreeBSD system on line, a machine which I am
> trying to set up as a web server. I used sysinstall and it seems to work
> correctly (this e-mail is coming from my Linux workstation). However, when
> working on the FreeBSD machine I keep getting the following message:
> <date & time> dhclient: send_packet: permission denied.
> What does this mean? I cannot find a reference to it in the man files.
> It is a nuisance. When I am editing a config file with vi, this message get
> written into the file, and over cofig file lines. How can I turn it off.
I vaguely recall that this can have more than one cause, and therefore
more than one solution. That's just a vague recollection. In my case, it
was caused by interaction between dhc protocol and my firewall. YMMV. My
Internet connection worked fine for months at a time, aside from a flood
of "send_packet: permission denied" messages. Then I would have a day or
two of periodic outages, and then I'd lose the connection completely and
have to reboot the cable modem. When the connection was reestablished,
I'd have a new IP address.
My solution is in the archives, here:
Again, I can't promise that it will solve your problem.
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