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Old 06-07-2006, 06:22 PM   #1
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Requesting a new DHCP lease

I have been trying to experiment with DHCP to diagnose
some problems and think that I can solve them by
attempting to renew a lease. However, there doesn't
seem to be any way to do this with dhcpcd. I have tried
to cancel the current lease with dhclient -r eth0, but this
doesn't work:

Can't bind to DHCP address: address already in use

I'm sure I have read somewhere on this site that this can
be done.

Anyone familiar with how to do this?
Old 06-07-2006, 08:16 PM   #2
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Just kill your DHCP client and run it again.
Old 06-07-2006, 09:19 PM   #3
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Easy enough to kill dhcpcd, another to rerun dhclient. I had to
use the boot script file to do it, but it does now work.

Thanks for your help.


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