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Old 03-20-2004, 10:23 PM   #1
Registered: Nov 2002
Location: Lone Tree, CO
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DHCP fine for home computer, but not work

Okay, here is the situation:

All my home computers running fine on the network. They are all on my home "fake" domain.

Just brought home my work laptop which is on a NT domain for work. I cannot get assigned an IP:

c:\>ipconfig /renew
An error occurred while renewing interface Local Area Connection : unable to contact your DHCP server. Request has timed out.

Tried adding a new zone to my /etc/dhcpd.conf of my work domain ( and added a new zone file in /var/named/ of

At a stand still. What do I need to do to allow my work computer to get an IP from this server without changing it's domain?
Old 03-20-2004, 11:59 PM   #2
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Location: Greenville, NC
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have you tried


Old 03-22-2004, 08:47 AM   #3
Registered: Nov 2002
Location: Lone Tree, CO
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Found the problem...

My windows machine was retaining its previous network settings and domain and would not aquire a new one.

Just needed to release first:

ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew


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