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Old 09-20-2003, 11:07 AM   #1
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How Do I Restart DHCP Client


Hi Guys,

I Newbie in linux if i want to restart the DHCP client how do i do that?

Like release and renew in windows can i do that in linux?
 
Old 09-20-2003, 01:06 PM   #2
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ifconfig eth0 down
dhcpcd eth0

If that is indeed your ethernet device. However, if you give us your distro, there's probably a nice tool to do it for you.

Cool
 
Old 09-20-2003, 01:08 PM   #3
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The way I do it, which may be the long way as root, or sudo all commands:

ifconfig eth0 down
dhcpcd stop << if this doesn't work, kill -9 process id
rm /var/log/dhcpcd****.pid
dhcpcd eth0


there's probably an easier way, and I think
ifconfig eth0 down
ifconfig eth0 up
should work, but I've been having probs with my install lately


edit... Just saw MasterC's post, and the reason I kill dhcpcd, is that I get dhcpcd already running when trying a dhcpcd eth0 right away. Of course, this could just be me

Last edited by stikboy; 09-20-2003 at 01:11 PM.
 
Old 09-21-2003, 12:45 AM   #4
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Re: How Do I Restart DHCP Client

Thanks masterC I'll try this one...


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Hi Guys,

I Newbie in linux if i want to restart the DHCP client how do i do that?

Like release and renew in windows can i do that in linux?
 
Old 09-21-2003, 12:46 AM   #5
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Thanks Stikboy, I'll try this one also...


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ifconfig eth0 down
dhcpcd eth0

If that is indeed your ethernet device. However, if you give us your distro, there's probably a nice tool to do it for you.

Cool
 
  


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