dhcpd is the service that provides IP address(among other configuration details) to clients. The acronym stands for Dynamic Host Control Protocol Daemon)

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Switching a server to static IP from DHCP

I am running an Ubuntu 10.04 server installation and I recently had to switch it from DHCP to static ip. I edited /etc/network/interfaces file and switched iface eth0 inet dhcp to iface eth0 inet ...
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dhcpd fails to start on eth1

I'm having trouble configuring and starting ISC DHCP server on my machine. I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 desktop edition. I installed ISC DHCP by running $ sudo apt-get install dhcp3-server My machine ...