[Dibbler] dibbler-client does not start (Lubuntu 14.04)

Schneider, Simon (NSN - DE/Dusseldorf) simon.schneider at nsn.com
Mon Jan 19 12:00:40 CET 2015

Thanks for the quick reply!

Yes, I guess I used the most simple config, just to get an IPv6 address from the server. See below.

I added the "log-mode short" and "log-level 8" in an attempt to get more info, but it failed. No error message, also couldn't find a log file anywhere.

Best regards, Simon

# Defaults for dibbler-client.
# installed at /etc/dibbler/client.conf by the maintainer scripts

# 8 (Debug) is most verbose. 7 (Info) is usually the best option
log-mode short
log-level 8

# To perform stateless (i.e. options only) configuration, uncomment
# this line below and remove any "ia" keywords from interface definitions
# stateless

iface eth1 {
# ask for address

# ask for options
#    option ntp-server
#    option time-zone
#    option sip-server
#    option sip-domain
#    option nis-server
#    option nis-domain
#    option nis+-server
#    option nis+-domain

-----Original Message-----
From: Dibbler [mailto:dibbler-bounces at klub.com.pl] On Behalf Of ext Tomasz Mrugalski
Sent: Monday, January 19, 2015 11:44 AM
To: dibbler at klub.com.pl
Subject: Re: [Dibbler] dibbler-client does not start (Lubuntu 14.04)

On 19.01.2015 10:57, Schneider, Simon (NSN - DE/Dusseldorf) wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm trying to play with DHCPv6 to learn the protocol and its
> configuration using dibbler.
> I use two virtual machines running Lubuntu 14.04.
> I have installed the dibbler-server on one machine and the
> dibbler-client on the other.
> Starting the dibbler-server seems to work.
> However, I can't get the dibbler-client to start - and I also don't get
> any error messages that would help me to troubleshoot.
Use dibbler-client run

run will print out all messages on the console, while start will attempt
to run as a daemon. You'll see what's wrong. Couple common issues:
- not running as root
- missing config file in /etc/dibbler/client.conf
- missing /var/run/dibber directory

Did you create the config file? There are many examples in doc/examples.
The bare minimum is to specify interface name, where you want to get an
address, a prefix and/or options and which options.

Hope that helps,

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