dhcp client with MediaOne
gaf at blu.org
Tue Feb 22 07:40:45 EST 2000
I have used both Debian and SuSE to connect to Mediaone. I found that if
you set up a lease database, /var/state/dhcp/dhclient.leases, dhclient will
"John G. Norman" wrote:
> Hi. I've been researching a problem I'm having with a home installation of
> debian (it's "potato," 2.2.12 [frozen]).
> Basically, I can't get my dhcp client software to work with MediaOne.
> I've tried both dhcpcd and dhclient in their newest versions. Both seem to
> work, but while each can send out a DHCPDISCOVER, I never get a reply. Both
> eventually time out. Manual configuration of /etc/init.d/network works
> fine, but I'd like to have something that will work when MediaOne changes
> my ip address.
> I know that it's possible to do dhcp on my cable connection, because a
> Windows machine does it just fine on the same modem.
> I've also tried specifying my hostname and the MAC address for the NIC
> first used with MediaOne: These strategies are not working.
> Other details: The NIC is a 3com 3c515, plugged into an ISA bus on an old
> 486. As I said, the NIC does seem to work fine on a LAN as well as when I
> use manual settings with the cable modem. ifconfig looks fine.
> I also tried the slink (earlier) release of Debian, but the binaries for
> dhcpcd and dhclient didn't work with that version. The upgrade to potato
> has been fine and resolved, at least, the problem of running the binaries.
> Any ideas? I've looked at HOWTOs, tried the debian lists, usenet, etc., all
> to no avail.
> John N.
> John G. Norman (http://people.ne.mediaone.net/jgnorman/)
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