Strange dhcp behavior
Just upgraded a machine over the weekend from Slackware 12.2 to 13.0. Everything went fine except for a strange new behavior with the dhcp client.
Prior to the upgrade, everything was just dandy. After the upgrade, it seems that the MAC address that is reported to the dhcp server is incorrect.
ifconfig still shows me the correct MAC address...
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0c:29:da:71:b9
That's the same MAC it's always had.
But now, on the dhcp server side, the MAC that it receives is this crazy string 657468300001000112897d63000c29da71b9
This is on a Windows Server 2003 dhcp service. I use a dhcp reservation which no longer works because the MAC has gone whack. I can't create a new reservation because it doesn't like the address. The server DOES assign an address, it just doesn't obey the reservation so it's no good to me.
So far the only solution I could come up with is changing it to a static ip.