No free leases

When checking your messages file on a Linux server

tail -f /var/log/messages

you might see something like: 

network no free leases

This means dhcpd is not running correctly. You can fix dhcpd if you think you need it. Since it's not working correctly, in most cases you can just disable it. You will need to have a static IP running on the server to have remote access.

systemctl stop dhcpd.service

You can always start it back up again anytime

systemctl start dhcpd.service

By default dhcpd does not activate on boot, so disabling it will fix the no free leases error until you manually start dhcpd again.


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