[ILUG] dhclient on debian stable
pete at yerma.org
Tue Feb 10 12:13:21 GMT 2004
On Tue, Feb 10, 2004 at 11:50:04AM +0000, Declan Grady wrote:
> 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.
Did you compile your own kernel on the debian box? dhcp-client requires
some kernel options to be turned on, namely CONFIG_FILTER and
CONFIG_PACKET , if you missed these you'll need to recompile.
For the record, here's what I see in syslog for a successful dhcp
Feb 10 08:31:42 mail dhcpd: DHCPDISCOVER from 00:80:64:34:9f:c0 via eth1
Feb 10 08:31:42 mail dhcpd: DHCPOFFER on 10.0.19.3 to 00:80:64:34:9f:c0
Feb 10 08:31:42 mail dhcpd: DHCPREQUEST for 10.0.19.3 (10.0.0.254) from
00:80:64:34:9f:c0 via eth1
Feb 10 08:31:42 mail dhcpd: DHCPACK on 10.0.19.3 to 00:80:64:34:9f:c0
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