Re: DHCP client setup for @Home
Sorry to reply to my own mail, but hey, I finally got my cable
connection working and I'm willing to share what I've learnt. ;-)
The problems I experienced were with the method my cable provider uses
to get their clients authenticated / initialized / connected.
This is what happens:
o First, you connect with some DHCP client program. You get an
IP in the 10.x range.
Then, you start your browser (lynx here) and you immediately
jump onto a CISCO page where you are prompted to identify
yourself with ID / password.
o Having done that, it says that you are "registered". The web
page tells you to "log off" / restart your computer.
Now here is where the problem lied.
What I did was "killall dhcpcd". That's *wrong*. I later found
out about "dhcpcd -k". (-> wasn't documented anywhere!)
Thing is, if I just kill the dhcpcd process, I don't correctly get
logged off their system. And that led to the situation that I kept
on getting "DHCP_NAK" in the logs the next time I tried to re-connect.
Now that I am finally up and running here, I just need to configure
some scripts, tweak some settings until I'm all set. :)
I hope these infos are of some help to someone experiencing similar
problems sometime later. :)
(Cable speed rocks. Throughput averages at ~15 to 20KB/s)
The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it.