Re: DHCP Client Won't Connect
On Tuesday 20 November 2007, you wrote:
> On 21/11/2007, Hal Vaughan <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > I have a default Sarge installation that I had to move to a new
> > network. It had been getting the address through DHCP with no
> > problem. Now, on the new network, it tries to connect to a DHCP
> > server, but there's no connection. I was not able to copy down the
> > messages because the
> > What could keep a Linux system from connecting to or receiving any
> > communications from a DHCP server? Could they be doing something
> > with their server (likely on Windows) that would keep it from
> > acknowledging my Linux computer?
> AFAIK at this stage of network handshake nothing is likely to stop
> communication between the two machines (yours and win server) except
> if the dhcp server is set to allot IP's only to know MAC numbers. So
> that or cable is likely culprit if the settings on you machine are
> set to getting IP from a dhcpd server.
> Do post back if things get resolved.
D'oh! (I say that as I smack my own forehead!) The general rule with
me is that the more likely I'll miss it.
Thanks, to both you and Andrew, for reminding me of what I should have
thought of. I'll check over the phone tomorrow with their people. My
only concern is finding the person in their organization with both the
authority and the technical ability to change that kind of setting.
Would that be a setting on their router or on their Windows server? My
guess is it depends on whether my system is behind uses NAT.
I'll definitely post how this is resolved.