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Re: How to install DHCP

On Mon, 2002-06-03 at 11:38, Keith Winston wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 03, 2002 at 05:53:25PM +0200, Paul Huygen wrote:
> > I have a computer that was connected to the Internet over ethernet with
> > a fixed IP address. Recently the network manager requested to change
> > to DHCP, and I cannot find out how I have to do that. So, can anybody
> > help me to tell me how to do that?
> > 
> > The "Linux networking overview Howto" refers to a "DHCP mini HOWTO",
> > and the latter suggest Debian users to install a deb package called
> > "dhcpcd". However, this package is not available in testing.
> [snip]
> Yes, dhcpcd is the program you want.  There are at least two popular
> DHCP clients, dhcpcd and pump.  I've used both and both have worked
> well for me.  You should be able to install the dhcpcd package from
> stable.
> I am new to Debian, so I can't tell you which files/scripts you need to
> modify.  My woody CDs won't arrive until later this week :)

Easy way to do it is to put in your /etc/network/interfaces a couple of
lines like

auto eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp

then run /etc/init.d/networking restart

"man interfaces" will give you all the pertinent info on this file, too


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