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Old 06-20-2004, 05:52 PM   #1
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Intermitent dhcp problem with 2 NICS

I am having an intermitent problem with dhcp. I have machines that have 2 nics in them one for a private network and one for a public one. On boot up or a network restart eth0 initializes fine but sometimes eth1 will fail. Right after it is done booting if I type ifup eth1 it will work. To me it seems like it is a problem with dhclient not finshed initializing eth0 and thus eth1 fails. Has anyone else had this problem and know how to fix it?
Old 06-20-2004, 05:58 PM   #2
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that doesn't seem like much of a problem... you might try editing the boot scripts and telling it to 'dhclient eth1' so that it won't bother with any others.
Old 06-20-2004, 06:25 PM   #3
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it is more of an annoyance than anything. The problem is if i am remotely admining a machine and for whatever reason i need to reboot or restart the network the network might not come back up. Ideally i'd like to add some more time between initing eth0 and eth1.


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