DHCP client fails to renew lease
Keep in mind when reading and answering to this thread that I'm a total newbie :-)
Okay, on to my problem: My RedHat 7.2 box gets its IP just fine from the DHCP server, but when the lease expires I have to manually get a new one using ifup. The lease time is 1 hour, so it goes without saying that this is extremely annoying. Computers running different flavors of Windows do not have this problem.
What I'm wondering is if this is a configuration problem with my box or if it's a DHCP server problem. I don't know what kind of OS the server is running, it is out of my hands, and the administrator doesn't appear to be too good at what he does (it's a DHCP server for the students on campus, and the administrator is also a student), so all I can do for now is either look for problems on my own computer or get some answers from you guys as to what might be the problem with the DHCP server and relay that information to the guy who's in charge.
Edit: forgot to mention that ifup works every time, and I don't actually get a new IP, I get the same one as before, it just won't happen automagically like it's supposed to.
Last edited by NiPNi; 04-06-2002 at 08:38 AM.