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Re: dh-client setup problems

Once upon a time Stephen Nosal (steve@whitegirl.com) wrote:

   > Folks -
   > I recently got Time Warner Road Runner installed. It seems to be a straight forward dhcp install but I'm having a problem getting dh-client running. I've manageed to make it work with the same box running NT, as well as an old Macintosh I have, so I'm pretty sure it's my dhcp setup that's causing the problem (currently it runs pppoe/dsl just fine)
   > I've been through the man pages and the dhcpcd how-to and I think I've covered the basics, but when I run dhclient (or dhclient eth1) I get no connectivity, no messages, nothing. I'm currently at a loss as to where to look.
   > Can anyone point me in the right direction? I'm quite frustrated at this point in time trying doing something that should be so simple I'm sure I've been hit with the stupid stick.

most cable providers authenticate based on either the MAC address of
the NIC or by setting up the host name. in the commented
/etc/dhclient.conf file there is some entries for both. uncomment the
apropriate ones and try again.


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