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Old 10-21-2007, 05:41 PM   #1
silver007
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DHCP confusion


Ok I access the net via fiber DSL thru an ethernet card straight out to the NIC.

When my pc boots up (Slack 12) it hangs for a while on Triggering udev events (unrelated I think), then hangs for a while on dhcp, then again on the MAC address readout.

Seems like it's trying to get an IP at boot? If so, that's pointless of course. Should I disable DHCP because my ISP assignes my IP upon connection (pppoe?). I am confused at what network services I need performed at bootup versus what ones that need to wait till I establish a pppoe connection.
 
Old 10-21-2007, 05:56 PM   #2
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Do you use a pppoe client?
 
Old 10-21-2007, 06:28 PM   #3
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yes, rp-pppoe
 
Old 10-23-2007, 05:13 PM   #4
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I think oyu can disable DHCP, the client will get the IP for you
 
  


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