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Re: lost dhcp on boot up

On Sat, Jan 03, 2004 at 07:04:08PM -0700, Paul Schwartz wrote:
> Problem solved. Recompiling with CONFIG_FILTER set lets dhcp work.  I 
> think they ought to change the recommendation in menuconfig; it kind of  
> says it's not important and to set it to N if you're not sure.  Doesn't 
> seem like a good choice; it oughtto at least mention its need for dhcp.

Definitively.  That's why I quoted it, to expose Edward's advise as a
bullshit (see bellow).  It wasn't apparently.  I'll file a bug with the
Configure.help's maintainers, pointing them to this thread.  Does
anybody wants to add anything before I do so?


On Fri, Jan 02, 2004 at 07:15:37AM +0100, Jan Minar wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 02, 2004 at 11:23:06AM +1300, Edward Murrell wrote:
> > Check your /var/log/messages file. The most likely error is that you
> > didn't enable Socket Filtering in the networking options. You will need
> > to recompile for this option to work.
> /usr/src/linux-2.4.23/Documentation/Configure.help: 
> | Socket filtering
> |   The Linux Socket Filter is derived from the Berkeley Packet Filter.
> |   If you say Y here, user-space programs can attach a filter to any
> |   socket and thereby tell the kernel that it should allow or disallow
> |   certain types of data to get through the socket.  Linux Socket
> |   Filtering works on all socket types except TCP for now.  See the
> |   text file <file:Documentation/networking/filter.txt> for more
> |   information.

Jan Minar                   "Please don't CC me, I'm subscribed." x 7

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