How to Install a DHCP Server in Ubuntu and Debian

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Aaron Kili

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7 Responses

  1. Angel Ascanio says:

    Thanks for the article. Question: How do I start/stop the DHCP daemon??

    • Aaron Kili says:


      Use these commands:

      $ sudo systemctl start isc-dhcp-server.service
      $ sudo systemctl stop isc-dhcp-server.service
  2. wassim says:

    When i try to install DHCP Server in Ubuntu it says.

    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    E: Unable to locate package isc-dhcp-server
    • Aaron Kili says:


      Try to update your system package list from all configured source like this:
      $sudo apt update

      Then try to install isc-dhcp-server once more. If it still fails, let us know.

  3. Blake says:

    “And also remember to configure a static IP address for the interface above.” — Do you mean an IP for the DHCP Range or a static ip say from my network?

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