Short questions on DHCP
declan.moriarty at ntlworld.ie
Fri Oct 22 01:30:30 PDT 2004
DJ Lucas wrote:
> What is your DHCP server? Does it work for other clients on the same
> network? I'm guessing yes, while using the windows box.
Server? Windoze reports 22.214.171.124 as dns (ntlworld.ie) and
126.96.36.199 as DHCP server, with 188.8.131.52 as the gateway
184.108.40.206 resolves to ntli.net. And the box is dual boot, and boots
in the other os and gets on fine on the same nic. So it's my box at fault.
> Early on
> (around lfs 3 IIRC) I had difficulties with dhclient and a particular
> firmware rev on either the linksys or the netgear router. I can't
> remember which it was, but dhcpcd worked fine for me whcih is probably
> why I still lean towards dhcpcd even today. This has _long_ since been
> fixed with a firmware upgrade, but it'd be interesting to see if this
> could possibly be your issue.
At this stage I have dhclient as dhcp-3.0.1 and dhcpcd as 1.3.22-p14,
and have tried them both. No network and no router here. Family policy.
> Other than than I've no idea what is happening. Anyway, the old dhcpcd
> hint had a working bootscript for the timeframe (specifically lfs-3.3),
> but I'd get it working from the command line first.
I am trying. This is the first outing in linux for the via-rhine nic,
but I'm not too worried. What does worry me is that there are no routes
at all. Route -n returns bare headers. Look at the net statistics (after
a few hours of farting with it)
root:~#netstat -i eth0
Kernel Interface table
Iface MTU Met RX-OK RX-ERR RX-DRP RX-OVR TX-OK TX-ERR TX-DRP
eth0 1500 0 0 0 8605 0 0 0 0
The RX-DRP is me trying to get online. Likewise ifconfig has the wrong
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:50:70:22:C5:73
UP BROADCAST NOTRAILERS RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:25325 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
Interrupt:16 Base address:0x2000
Why is it dropping everything? I won't get very far that way.
It's a good hint. There's plenty of good hints out there, and I have
read a lot of them at this stage, and it seems to happen automagically
for most of them, except when the ISP uses something obtuse. NTL are
just crap, not obtuse.
With Best Regards,
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