[ILUG] dhclient on debian stable
Declan.Grady at nuvotem.com
Tue Feb 10 11:50:04 GMT 2004
Probably missing something simple here.. have googled to no avail..
Trying to replace a deadrat firewall with a debian stable one.
The deadrat gets an ip address via dhcp from my digiweb satellite 'modem'
without a problem, using dhcpcd.
If I plug this out and connect it to my eth1 on the debian box, and try
'dhclient eth1' it just times out.
I can use the eth1 on my local lan if I give it a fixed ip using ifconfig, so
the card seems ok.
I did try a hard-reset of the 'modem' as well, but same result.
I had tcpdump running on eth1 and it looked like the dhcp server was replying,
but I dont know enough about the dhcp stuff to be sure.
My logic is that the client sends a broadcast on 255.255.255.255, and then the
server should respnd and say, yes, ok, here you are, use this address.
- Mabye theres more to it than this ?
Any pointers ?
I can redo the tcpdump, and post results if thats of any use.
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