[SOLVED] Dnsmasq restart shows DHCP error

root@OpenWrt:/etc# /etc/init.d/dnsmasq restart
udhcpc: started, v1.28.3
udhcpc: sending discover
udhcpc: no lease, failing
root@OpenWrt:/etc#

Openwrt 18.06.1 on Netgear R7800

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That is intended behaviour, maybe just a tad chatty.

The dnsmasq initscript does a DHCP request on its own, to check that there if no other DHCP server on your network segment, before starting the dæmon. This is done to prevent rogue DHCP servers, which would be a real problem.

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Solved, thank you!

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