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Old 06-06-2004, 10:57 PM   #1
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setting network start timeout at boot

I have recently started using a dhcp instead of a static ip address. I start the network at boot time. The problem is if I am not connected to the LAN, the boot process takes forever to start as the dhcp client tries forever to contact a dhcp server and get an IP address. After what seems en eternity it gives up, and the boot process continues. I would like to set a timeout value for this. I googled and found that setting DHCP_TIMEOUT in /etc/sysconfig/network (i am using mandrake), should solve the problem, but it doesn't. Could someone suggest a fix for this?
Old 06-10-2004, 04:20 AM   #2
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err.. it worked.. dunno what the problem was the first time around.. sorry if i caused some creased brows!


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