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Old 05-31-2003, 06:16 PM   #1
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Angry Gotta learn to crawl...DHCP is writing no leases for my Win ME laptop?!

help!!! setting up my own network for dumping precious, precious music, and am using SuSe Linux 8.1 for my server box. have not ventured to connect with the net yet (sbc globalnet dsl gives no easy support for linux).

am trying to start with the most basic stuff, i.e. getting my craptop running Windows ME to talk to my Linux box through a cross-cable to move stuff over from the laptop (and eventually put a different OS on the laptop).

they no talk to each other (head scratch). i have written the dhcpd.conf file to read as follows:

option domain-name "sprinkles";
option domain-name-servers ns1.sprinkles, ns2.sprinkles;

default-lease-time 600;
max-lease-time 7200;

subnet netmask {

subnet netmask {
option routers rtr-239-0-1.sprinkles, rtr-239-0-2.sprinkles;

ddns-update-style ad-hoc;


and no, i don't know why i set them the way they are and have a very tentative grasp of what each line is doing.

well, when i run "dhcpd" in a command line of linux, i get "wrote 0 leases to leases file. Not configured to listen on any interfaces!" + all of the "If you did not get this software....the README file" stuff.

For the laptop, I have TCP/IP installed for the ethernet card, and it is set to "Obtain an IP address automatically".

What gives??? I read somewhere that "option routers" must be used for Windows machines, but how does this effect everything else?

ugggh. any ideas?

thanks for the help boys.
Old 05-31-2003, 07:51 PM   #2
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what is your network configuration? how many nics do you have in your server. when you start the dhcp server the message is that it is not listening on any interface. so you it will be better if you bind it to the soecific interface.

post your 'ifconfig' and 'route -n' outputs
Old 05-31-2003, 08:20 PM   #3
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[Sounding shamefully simple with her questions and answers, she answers:]

I have an onboard LAN on my main board (10/100 ethernet) for the Linux server, (just one), and a D-link network card (DFE-680 TX/TXD CardBus PC Card) for my laptop (came with the dsl modem), with a cross-cable connected in between (given to me by my IT guy at work, who is not linux saavy).

My ifconfig output is:

eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0C:6E:13:DF:A1
inet6 addr: fe80::20c:6eff:fe13:dfa1/10 Scope:Link
RX packets:203 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:262 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:100
RX bytes:40902 (39.9 kb) TX bytes:152508 (148.9 Kb)
Interrupt:3 Base address:0x8800

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr: Mask:
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
RX packets:5206 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:5206 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisionss:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:921729 (900.1 Kb) TX bytes:921729 (900.1 Kb)

The route -n output is:

kernal IP routing table
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use IFace


Sounds like I'm hitting a blank wall, no?

Like I said, I have TCP/IP enabled in ME, and the little lights are on on my network card, but it sounds like the server sees nothing, right doc?

***** oh, yeah, well i run the "ifconfig" without the cross-over cable properly plugged in and i get essentially the same thing, so this is depressing! Was this a "ping" attempt? Should i have gotten some feedback, even if one or the other of the server and client was incorrectly configured, so long as the cross-over cable is plugged between them?

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