dhcp service failing and logging this "No subnet declaration for eth1" error in /var/log/messages

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  • dhcp service fails while starting and dumps following error in /var/log/message logs:

    # /etc/init.d/dhcpd start 
    Starting dhcpd:                                            [FAILED] 
    No subnet declaration for eth1 (XX.XX.XX.XX). 
    ** Ignoring requests on eth1.  If this is not what 
       you want, please write a subnet declaration 
       in your dhcpd.conf file for the network segment 
       to which interface eth1 is attached. ** 
    Not configured to listen on any interfaces!


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4

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