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 From:  "Daniel L. Hunter" <dhunter at TechMethods dot com>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  DHCP Weirdness
 Date:  Thu, 10 Feb 2005 10:44:13 -0500
First, please forgive my ignorance.  I'm a programmer, not a network 
guy.  And before I get flamed, I did search the archives and didn't find 
anything relevant to my problem.

I'm testing out m0n0wall on a WRAP board.  During this testing phase 
there is only one machine on the LAN side while the rest of my network 
(~ 10 machines) is on the WAN side.  I have a DSL connection using an 
Efficient 5861 DMT Router.  DHCP is enabled on the DSL router.  Several 
of the machines on the WAN side are getting their IP from the DSL DHCP 
server.  The WAN interface on the m0n0wall is set up as Type=Static.  
The DHCP server on the m0n0wall is not enabled.  In other words, I don't 
want m0n0wall to have anything to do with distributing IP addresses.  
M0n0wall's WAN interface has a static IP address as will the machines on 
the LAN side.

The problem I'm having is that when the m0n0wall is connected to the 
network, it seems to take all of the leases from the DSL DHCP server and 
knock the rest of the  DHCP enabled machines on the WAN side off the 

Has anybody else seen this?  Am I missing something?  Is this just a 
simple configuration issue?




Daniel L. Hunter
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