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Old 02-21-2012, 11:33 PM   #1
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DHCP Client Issue

'm working on 2.6.15 kernel running on a cisco IPTV. When the box is coming up, the DHCP client hangs up. The reason for this is that the DHCP client does not get fetch the broadcasted DHCP offer message.

When I read /proc/net/dev file, it shows that ethernet device (eth0) has not received any packet. I then ran tcpdump on the box and it also shows that no packet is been received on the ethernet interface.

Then I ran wireshark on the test PC (on which DHCP server is running), it shows that a DHCP offer message is broadcasted by the DHCP server.

This DHCP client and server are working fine with other boxes so there are less chances that these programs have any issues. There must be an issue in the ethernet drivers.

I'm really confused. How should I proceed to this problem. Please help me.
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