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ok i'm piping up because no one else seems to be. I installed smoothwall on a box a home for a work research project. I can't remember for sure but i don't think it will obtain its ip through DHCP. I could be wrong. But if this is the case, it is probably possible(but compicated) to set up dhclient, but i think it would be easier to just use a static ip. Is there a reason that you absolutely need a static IP?
thanks for replying man, I want it to use an IP from DHCP from my hardware router cause I don't have a USB/PCI ADSL modem, so I can enable ZIPB mode which will make the hardware router pass the ISP IP onto the smoothwall, I just need the smoothwall to take a DHCP IP
well, i don't have it up anymore so i can't really plug around with it to see how to edit the startup scripts. who knows i might get motivated. well before that happens let me first say that i could be TOTALLY WRONG about smoothwall. like i said i installed it like 2 weeks ago and mulled around with it for a couple of days. but let me point you in a direction at least. i'm going to go look around the smoothwall sight. do you happen to know what distrobution its based on? look in /etc/rc.d/ for like rc.inet1 or something like that. let me know what you come up with. but it does involve running dhcpcd at startup.