dhcpd server config help

Ernie Luzar luzar722 at gmail.com
Sun Sep 20 14:32:45 UTC 2015

Hello list;

Yesterday had some guests over and when they tried to connect to my WiFi
with their cell phones I got a lot of these console messages.

Sep 19 09:43:01 mydomain dhcpd: Reclaiming abandoned lease
Sep 19 09:43:01 mydomain dhcpd: Abandoning IP address declined.

The cause of this is the host system dhcp server is trying to allocate a
ip address from its pool that’s already in use. Today I started to 
investigate this matter. I must have mis-configured something. Following 
are the config files concerned. Please review and point out errors. 
Thank You.

Content of dhcpd.conf file
option domain-name "mydomain.com";
option domain-name-servers;    # google

# 600=10min, 7200=2 hours, 86400=1 day, 604800=1 week, 2592000=30 days
default-lease-time 86400;
max-lease-time 604800;
ddns-update-style none;
log-facility local1;

# No service will be given on this subnet, but declaring it helps the
# DHCP server to understand the network topology.

subnet netmask {    }

# This is mydomain.com subnet declaration.
# Max of 6 pc on LAN -
# is the IP address of the LAN Nic card in FBSD
# is the broadcast IP address
subnet netmask {
option routers;}

rc.conf file contains this



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