DHCP not directly accessible when changing IPFire config: logical inconsistency

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DHCP not directly accessible when changing IPFire config: logical inconsistency

Post by zargano » August 12th, 2018, 1:47 pm

When I call setup on the console and I change the IP address range on GREEN (e.g. from 192.168.2.1/24 to 192.168.1.1/24), the reconfigured IPFire starts. However the DHCP daemon fails to start, because it still relies on the old DHCP settings. However the assigned NIC works correctly.

Due to the failed DHCP daemon, I had to reconfigure my PC with a static IP address to get access to the reconfigured IPFire. I then reconfigured the DHCP entries through the WebGUI. After this "exercise" everything worked fine. So this can be taken as a workaround.

I admit that such a reconfiguration is rare, but I nevertheless propose to add the DHCP configuration page to main configuration menu, shouldn't be a big deal ;)

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             ┌───────────────────┤ Hauptmenü ├───────────────────┐
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             │ Wählen Sie den Bereich aus, den Sie konfigurieren │
             │ möchten.                                          │
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             │                 Keyboard mapping                  │
             │                 Timezone                          │
             │                 Hostname                          │
             │                 Domain name                       │
             │                 Networking                        │
             |                 DHCP                              |
             │                 'root' password                   │
             │                 'admin' password                  │
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             │        ┌────┐                 ┌─────────┐         │
             │        │ OK │                 │ Beenden │         │
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Re: DHCP not directly accessible when changing IPFire config: logical inconsistency

Post by Arne.F » August 12th, 2018, 2:51 pm

It's a bigger deal after closer look.

I have added the function to the setup menu and reverted this change later because the setup code only can write a basic setting for green and remove the other config options.
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