Making my Fedora core 5 box a DHCP server

I wish to setup my Fedora core 5 box as a dhcp server. I have 2 nic's one pointing to the web and my home router no problems. The other to my home lan. When I run service dhcpd start/restart/status I get the same error.  dhcpd: unreconized service. So I assume it is not loaded. How do I load this product.

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yum install dhcp

then edit /etc/dhcpd.conf to your liking :)
once you are done editing the /etc/dhcpd.conf file, stop and start (or restart) the service to get it to reload its config
service dhcp start

Has some good examples, the one you might need is changing what interface dhcpd listens on if you don't want the 'outside' to do dhcp :)
/etc/sysconfigx has the specifics
steve_millsAuthor Commented:
The yum install dhcp seemed to work, but if I check the status of the service it is stopped. So then I start it and  ( service dhcpd start ) and it failed. It will not start. If I remove the dhcpd.config file form the /etc then it allows it to start but with no reconition. This is also the case for stop/status etc. I have tried to yum install again and it come up with nothing to do. Should I uninstall dhcp and then reinstall it, and if so how.

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steve_millsAuthor Commented:
I just did a remove and a intall but still no good.

What does /var/log/dhcpd.log have in it ? ie. what errors are occuring behind the scenes ?
Sorry I was a little slow... was a busy day :)
steve_millsAuthor Commented:
Hi did a find / -name *dhcp* but no dhcpd.log.
The dhcpd.conf is the sample one.
ddns-update-style interim;
ignore client-updates;

subnet netmask {

# --- default gateway
      option routers        ;
      option subnet-mask  ;

      option nis-domain            "";
      option domain-name            "";
      option domain-name-servers;

      option time-offset            -18000;      # Eastern Standard Time
#      option ntp-servers  ;
#      option netbios-name-servers;
# --- Selects point-to-point node (default is hybrid). Don't change this unless
# -- you understand Netbios very well
#      option netbios-node-type 2;

      range dynamic-bootp;
      default-lease-time 21600;
      max-lease-time 43200;

      # we want the nameserver to appear at a fixed address
      host ns {
            hardware ethernet 12:34:56:78:AB:CD;

any other sugesstions
steve_millsAuthor Commented:
Just did a fresh install of fedora.
yum installed dhcp ( no problems )
service stop/start/restart dhcpd ( failed )
cp dhcpd.conf.sample to /etc/dhcpd.conf ( just in case this was the problem )
service stop/start/restart dhcpd ( failed )

steve_millsAuthor Commented:
I have worked this out for myself the config in the dhcpd.conf was wrong. I used dhcpd configtest and this showed me the error.

How do I retreive my pionts.

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