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Old 11-02-2004, 12:28 PM   #1
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DHCP response timeout


I am having a bit of trouble with my network service. When the computer boots up, it takes ages in the networking bit because it's trying to probe for the DHCP server. Is there a way to change the timeout lower or even to background?

Thanks, and I apologize if this has already been asked.
 
Old 11-02-2004, 12:50 PM   #2
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Do you actually have a dhcp server on the network?
If no, why don't you change the network setup?


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Old 11-02-2004, 12:50 PM   #3
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check your init scripts -- you're looking for dhcpcd, for which there is a -t option for timeout...
 
Old 11-02-2004, 01:12 PM   #4
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@Tinkster: Thanks for that. But I have a laptop, and I don't have a connection in my room in Uni. I have to use the library. So when I boot up in the library, there's DHCP, whereas at home, no DHCP. I don't really want to configure /etc/sysconfig/networking/devices/ifXXXXXX all the time... I'd rather have DHCP on all the time.

@secesh: I am using FC2 and i dont have the dhcpd script. I do however have the network script which seems to be something to do with dhcpd instead. However, after some digging, I came to a script in sbin which is /sbin/ifup... I can't really read bash scripts, and there was nothing to do with -t option in there...

On second thought, is there a command that can change the interface from being static to dhcp?
 
Old 11-02-2004, 03:28 PM   #5
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Have a look at
http://www.fefe.de/divine/

May be what you REALLY want if you're a happy
laptop owner ...

I'm actually using a lilo-menu with three varied
settings for my notebook, nothing fancy, just a
script that evaluates environment variables and
copies files/scripts around accordingly on boot...

no_net
home
dhcp


Cheers,
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