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Re: ethernet configuration

On Fri, 17 Sep 1999, Stephen Monroe wrote:

> Hello,
> I'm having trouble getting my ethernet to work properly.  I'm in a dorm room 
> at a university that supplies ethernet and I KNOW it worked last year.  I'm 
> dual booted and I used my winmodem in Win98 over the summer (and 
> unsuccessfully tried to configure it for Linux).  This is all I can think 
> that would have disturbed the ethernet configuration.
> The driver is "tulip" and it's a Netgear card.
> Here's what I've done so far (at the advice of others):
> I did "modprobe tulip" and then "dhcpcd eth0", but that still didn't solve 
> the problem.  Neither commands returned anything.
> my /etc/init.d/network file contians:
> #! /bin/sh
> ifconfig lo
> route add -net
> The lights on my card are actually lit up and blinking,(supposedly showing 
> data transmission, I think) but I can't ping any servers or anything.
This is how I've been able to sucessfully use DHCP with Debian slink.  I
use version 2.0 of ISC's DHCP client
(http://www.isc.org/view.cgi?/products/DHCP/index.phtml).  Unfortunately,
there aren't any .debs available for this version, and I wouldn't trust
what's the version of dhclient included in Debian, so you'll have to
compile it from source.  Here's the /etc/dhclient.conf that I use:

send host-name <the host name you want to use, in quotes>;
request subnet-mask, broadcast-address, routers, domain-name, domain-name-servers;
script "/etc/dhclient-script";

Phil Brutsche					pbrutsch@creighton.edu

"There are two things that are infinite; Human stupidity and the
universe. And I'm not sure about the universe." - Albert Einstien

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