I'll check that HOWTO. University LAN it is (Maryland). We have
a Linux Users Group around, but they've mostly scattered for the
summer. My appreciation for this list knows no bounds.
>Sorry, I haven't worked with dhcp in Linux yet. There's a mini-HOWTO at
>http://metalab.unc.edu/mdw/HOWTO/mini/DHCP/index.html. The collection at
>http://metalab.unc.edu/mdw/HOWTO/ is indispensable, IMHO.
>If you're connecting via an ISP using DSL, you don't need to set up
>dhcp; pppoe does the work, and you set the configurations in
>/etc/ppp/pap-secrets, /etc/ppp/peers/dsl-provider, and
>/etc/init.d/network. Details are in /usr/doc/pppoe/README.Debian which
>is installed when you install the pppoe.deb package.
>Sounds like you're connecting via a university LAN, though, so the
>DHCP-HOWTO should get you where you need to go.