Re: DHCP questions...
On Monday 25 October 2004 09:08, Kevin Wang wrote:
> Hello, all,
> PS print a line as below:
> 318 ? S 0:00 /sbin/dhclient-2.2.x -q eth0
> I've referred to man page of dhclient, see no argument of 'q', however.
> What does it affect after all?
I don't have a stable box to check, but does man dhcp-options-dhclient help?
How about man dhclient-script? If neither of those show the option, how
about running /sbin/dhclient-2.2.x -h? If none of them show what it does,
you should submit a bug report.
If you want my guess as to what -q does, it puts the program in quiet mode,
suppressing most output, to make the program more suitable for running in a
script (such as a boot script).
> Second, where or how to check if the lease of DHCP expires? I know
> "ipconfig /all" can do this under Windows.
There may be a better way, but one way you can do this is look through the
log, probably /var/log/syslog. If it's been a while since you brought up
networking, you may have to look in an older copy of syslog.
> Kevin Wang