DHCP problems - multiple DHCP servers
I use my computer on a university network, and it would appear that someone has managed to run their own dhcp server (probably some wireless router or something) on the network. This interferes with my obtaining an IP address from the legitimate server.
However windows appears to get an IP address from the correct place. Why is this the case? ethereal seems to be showing windows DHCP packets only getting sent to the correct address, (does windows cache the DHCP server address?) whereas linux appears to just broadcast for the nearest server.
How can I force linux to use the correct server? (Should the dhclient -s option work? It reports the network is unreachable.)
(My distro is Fedora Core 4 though I'd expect I might just have to use dhclient options rather than use a config tool.)
Last edited by sat86; 10-01-2005 at 06:52 AM.