Debian lenny 5.0.4 "DISC 1" (not netinst) and OpenSSI 1.9.6 preview for x86.
I tried a few other systems, making sure everyone has link lights, before plugging one ethernet port into the other and running dhclient eth1 while tail -f'ing /var/log/daemon.log. Nothing. Especially nothing matching 'DHCPDISCOVER'. Running dhcpd3 -d, DHCPDISCOVER's do go to stdout or stderr, so it's probably a log level problem. rsyslog.conf looks like it's configured to send daemon.* to /var/log/daemon.log (but with these wonky hacked up flavor of the week quasi-drop in replacements, it's impossible to tell what's going on). Aha! /etc/dhcpd3/dhcpd.info has a line specifying "log-facility: local7". Changing that to "daemon" and re-running mkdhcpd.conf gets ssi-addnode rolling again. By the way, my email is email@example.com. Last go, I expected this bug tracker to ask me more info in a next screen but instead it accepted a half-arsed bug report with no contact info or version info and wouldn't let me edit it. Sorry about that.