Re: Networking - dhcp-client
> I think my problem is dhcp-client specific on debian potato. The
> reason I say this is because I can use the same two boxes when
> booted into win95 and win98 on the net at the same time (downloading
> .debs of course :-)).
Perhaps your host name or using the RFC1541 option? (dhcpcd)
specifies a string used for the hostname option field when dhcpcd
sends DHCP messages. Some DHCP servers require the hostname
option field containing a specific string in the DHCP messages
Makes dhcpcd RFC1541 (obsolete) compliant. dhcpcd is RFC2131
compliant unless this option is specified.
There is also the:
Forces dhcpcd to run in the foreground.
option so perhaps you could watch it try to obtain the IP address.
Are there any odd switches like that for dhcp-client?
But, if you have tcpdump, I advise watching what happens for a
while and see if you can figure it out from there.