configuring freebsd dhcp server/router to listen on device

JJB Barbish3 at
Thu Apr 8 12:55:20 PDT 2004

cd /usr/local/etc/
ee rc.isc-dhcpd.conf
dhcpd_options=-q          # command option(s)
dhcpd_ifaces=dc0          # ethernet interface(s)
The -q option will turn off the copyright banner that displays
during the FBSD boot up and in the DHCP log every time broadcast is
issued by the DHCP daemon or when a request is received from a
workstation DHCP client.
The dc0 is to be replaced with the interface name of the LAN Nic
cards you want DHCP service on from your gateway/firewall FBSD

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-freebsd-questions at
[mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at]On Behalf Of Anthony
Sent: Thursday, April 08, 2004 3:42 PM
To: freebsd-questions at
Subject: configuring freebsd dhcp server/router to listen on device

Im trying to move away from my linksys wireless router and move onto
old Pentium 200 Mhz I have. It will be the gateway between my modem
my network. I installed isc-dhcp3 on the box and took the sample
file in the freebsd handbook. I edited this file to suite my needs
but I
did not see any mention of how to configure dhcpd to listen on a
device. I searched through freebsd-questions and on google but it
up nothing. Also I have the book "The Complete FreeBSD" 4th edition,
it does not mention how to do this configuration either. When I
dhcpd it complains that its not listening on any devices. Basically
I just
want to know how to set it to listen to my 2nd ethernet card xl0.
Thanks in advance for the help. I hope I have provided enough
Anthony Philipp

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