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Old 09-15-2005, 06:49 AM   #1
pymehta
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Question Delay due to DHCP in boot


Hello,

I am facing a strange problem with DHCP. At the boot time, the DHCP takes more then 30 secs to determine IP address when network service is starting up. However, after booting, I am able to stop and then start network service in couple of seconds. Any idea what might be causing this delay (Which almost doubles the boot time)?

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Old 09-15-2005, 06:57 AM   #2
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Try this: Check how long it takcs for DHCP to stop on its own when the cable is not connected vs. when it is, that may tell us something. If you don't need internet you can hit CTRL+C while the daemon is starting to abort. I know it takes my Deb system 30-45 seconds to boot DHCP if there is no connection available (I removed it from initscripts since I'm on a laptop, and just start it manually), but it's up in a couple seconds if there is one.

Another thought would be for you to either do it manually on startup or on login. A possible fix would be to move DHCP later in the initscripts. If you could give more details on distro & hardware it might help me/others help you more.

Just this n00b's two cents,
Alex
 
Old 09-15-2005, 08:08 AM   #3
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>Try this: Check how long it takcs for DHCP to stop on its own when the cable is not connected vs. when it is, that may tell >us something. If you don't need internet you can hit CTRL+C while the daemon is starting to abort. I know it takes my >Deb system 30-45 seconds to boot DHCP if there is no connection available (I removed it from initscripts since I'm on a >laptop, and just start it manually), but it's up in a couple seconds if there is one.
With cable removed, network service throws an error without taking much time. Just to make clear, I am not trying to start dhcp server service, but rather using dhcp for configuring network on my machine as client.


>Another thought would be for you to either do it manually on startup or on login. A possible fix would be to move DHCP >later in the initscripts. If you could give more details on distro & hardware it might help me/others help you more.

I have tried moving network service later in the order, It did not help.
I am using Fedora core 4

>Just this n00b's two cents,
>Alex

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