XP Pro Build 2600/sp1 v.1105 DHCP Client to Redhat 8.0 DHCP Server - Problems
I recently installed Windows XP Professional (Build 2600.xps1.020822-1800: Service Pack 1, v.1105) on a AMD 1400 Box running on a motherboard with a Via Southbridge Integrated Chipset for Video/USB/LAN with appropriate XP device drivers. This box connects to a Redhat Linux 8.0 Server that is used for DHCP leasing, file serving, SCP, etc..
The newly created XP Pro AMD workstations DHCP client software connected ok to the Linux DHCP daemon just fine for approximately 24 hours and then just quit working and now will not see and communicate with it at all...furthermore if you run ipconfig or winipcfg to try and release/renew the client ip/sub/gateway stuff the ipconfig or winipcfg fails seeing the DHCP Server daemon. In fact the XP Pro shitware assigns an automatic private IP address indicating that it isn't seeing the DHCP server at all. I am convinced the hardware is working fine and the proper device driver is loaded and suspect this is some kind of new method of MS trying to screw with Linux but really not sure on this one. I am hoping someone else out there has already met with similiar results and already figured out the uncludge to make it work.
Last edited by atomant; 06-24-2003 at 09:27 PM.