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Old 09-14-2004, 08:47 PM   #1
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DHCP default route attached to loopback interface

I have been experiencing problems with both Redhat 9.0 and Fedora Core 2 users in that when they get their IP address via DHCP the default route is attached to the loopback interface "lo"

[root@localhost root]# route
Kernel IP routing table
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface * U 0 0 0 eth0 * U 0 0 0 eth0 * U 0 0 0 lo
default UG 0 0 0 lo

I have tried editing modprobe.conf as root

"alias net-pf-10 off"

but this doesn't fix it after the reboot, it goed back to the default at lo

The following is the network interface:
eth0: Intel(R) PRO/1000 Network Connection


Old 12-06-2005, 04:00 PM   #2
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The behaviour of RedHat's dhclient is correct - the default route shouldn't be set be the dhclient script. You'll have to run
route add default eth0
after dhclient is run.

Old 12-06-2005, 05:08 PM   #3
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Is your network really configured for Many clients automatically assign an IP address in this range when a DHCP server is not present.

Are you using a hardware router or a router configured PC?
What is the setup of your LAN?


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