Re: DHCP client stopped getting responses from ATTBI server
I'm not sure if this would help any, but I usually use pump instead of
dhcp-client. My ISP has a whole bunch of different IP blocks, and it's
strange. If I use dhcp-client (dhclient), I get IP blocks like 207.x.x.x, and
if I use pump instead of dhcp-client, I get 64.x.x.x. When I get an IP in the
207.x.x.x range, I get horrible routing problems, my IP doesn't resolve to any
hostname, traceroutes almost always die on the sites I need to get to. Maybe
try pump, apt-cache search dhcp as well. After installing pump, just run pump
-i eth0, and see if it works and read the man page. I'm not sure about
diagnosing it though, maybe someone else could help
On Mon, Jun 24, 2002 at 05:02:27PM -0500, Alex Roitman wrote:
> I had my home system on a cable modem with AT&T Broadband
> as a provider for about a year. Everything worked perfectly
> well, until about a week ago they must have switched the
> DHCP server. Now my dhclient gets no DHCPOFFERS at all!!!
> I also happen to have a working WinNT installation on the
> same box. Mysteriously, it has no troubles connecting to
> DHCP server and obtaining a lease. Unfortunately, I don't
> know how to get more DHCP details from NT.
> If I get the IP number, the gateway, etc. as obtained
> by NT and use it to statically configure the newtork
> under Debian then everything works fine.
> However, it is hardly a proper way to configure a
> dynamic host :-(
> I have been using dhcp-client all this time and I
> did not change anything when they switched the server.
> Since it stopped working, I also tried dhcp3-client with
> no success either.
> It seems to me that the server either gives out buggy
> messages (with which NT client copes up), or that the server
> requires some identification (which NT client possesses).
> I would be most grateful if someone taught me how to diagnose
> the problem. For example, how do I find out the exact strings
> my NT client sends/receives?
> Trying Debian dhcping produces no response from server,
> so I favor the latter hypothesis (identification).
> Please help!
> Any feedback is greatly appreciated.
> Alexander Roitman
> Dept. of Neuroscience, Lions Research Building
> 2001 6th Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
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