dhcp client with MediaOne
John G. Norman
jnorma4 at attglobal.net
Tue Feb 22 11:37:10 EST 2000
No luck. Question: Are you use the "vanilla" version of /etc/dhclient.conf,
or did you tailor it some? The vanilla version is essentially a template
file with everything commented out.
Do you think the installfest would be able to test dhcp?
At 07:40 AM 2/22/2000 -0500, Jerry Feldman wrote:
>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.
> > 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.,
> > to no avail.
> > John N.
> > John G. Norman (http://people.ne.mediaone.net/jgnorman/)
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>Jerry Feldman <gaf at blu.org>
>Boston Linux and Unix user group
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