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Old 04-07-2016, 03:59 PM   #1
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Red face dhcp


I have configured an dhcp client, all works well, until I try to communicate
with the server.I can not ping it or do any other communication.
If I use static addresses there is no problem.
If I display ifconfig on the dhcp interface I can not see any IP address.

What is the problem?
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If I use static addresses there is no problem.
If I display ifconfig on the dhcp interface I can not see any IP address.
Possible cause is your DHCP server is not configured properly. Access your DHCP server usually --though not always-- it is your modem and configure it as DHCHP server to offer IP to the client. Also, set your client to obtain IP automatically through DHCP server. Normally the DHCP server has a range of IP addresses it can offer, see to it that your network is within range of these IP in the server otherwise DHCP is offering an IP that doesn't work inside the intended network.

Know first the IP range available in the server. Then check your client if it is within the network (range) of these IPs
netstat -r
if they don't match use ifconfig to put down and then up the interface then see if the server-client dialogue leads to a workable match.

Hope that helps. Good luck.

Old 04-08-2016, 11:36 AM   #3
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Checking it closlely, I can see that the interface is not configured at all.
I have got all needed information from the DHCP server. I can see it
in /var/bin/dhcp/dhcliente.leases.

I also can see that my dhclient-script file in /sbin/dhcp, is empty
and I assume this is the script that should configure the interface.


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