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pump, AT&T, and dhcp...

At 11:18 AM 19/03/2003 -0500, dsr at wrote:
>On Wed, Mar 19, 2003 at 11:13:31AM -0500, DJ wrote:
> > I saw several messages like it and I tried to figure out what it was or 
> why
> > it's doing it.  I was completely stumped and I ended up using dhcpcd to
> > retrieve my IP address from the server.  So does anyone here happen to 
> know
> > what kind of error is this and how to interpret it?  It's not a  problem
> > but I'd like to see if I can fix it anyway, since it's a preference of 
> mine
> > to use a different dhcp client.
>I've found only ISC's dhcpcd and the udhcpc in Debian to work
>consistently with ATT. pump works intermittently, and I believe that
>this is ATT's fault.

   Well that kinda sucked.  I've used pump for... a few years 
perhaps?  Maybe more than that.  And I've never had any problem with it 
'till now.  So now I do not know what to blame: pump's inability to be 
consistent or AT&T's handing of their Internet service over to 
Comcast.  "Smooth transition" my butt...

> > PS: I'd try a different NIC but I'm unsure what exactly is the situation
> > with NICs and AT&T/Comcast (plus, I'm out of spare NICs that has a
> > DIFFERENT chipset).  Previously I've been using the same NIC because AT&T
> > supposedly locks cmodem access via the NIC's MAC address.  Recently a
> > friend of mine's NIC died and went out to buy a replacement.  So we tried
> > it, did not work, called up AT&T's support line, and was told that it
> > should work since they don't track MAC addresses anymore.  So which policy
> > holds true?
>They used to, but they don't anymore.

   Well that answers my question then.  Thanks.

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