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Old 08-30-2004, 09:34 PM   #1
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DHCP skip on boot

When I boot my PC, it gets to ETH0 and attempts to contact a DHCP server. If I am not on a network I have to sit there and wait for what seems like an hour. What are some ways around this?

Is there a way to change the time out to just a few seconds?

Is there an equal to window's "ipconfig /renew"

Or other alternatives?
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What dist. are you using?
Old 08-31-2004, 10:20 AM   #3
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Fedora 2
Old 08-31-2004, 10:34 AM   #4
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an equal to window's "ipconfig /renew"
# service network restart
Old 08-31-2004, 07:41 PM   #5
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So, let me redescribe the situation.

I am using fedora. When the system boots it starts all these things......
It gets to ETH0 and if I am not connected to a 10/100 port with DHCP, it will sit there and time out. which takes a long time.

I would rather that it did not start on boot, then I can start it manually if I want with the redhat-config-network command.
There must be a file to edit somewhere to make this happen, right? Any info please.

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If you go into System Settings-->Network, highlight eth0, click edit. Under the general tab you will see a checkbox by Activate device when starting take the check out of here, you might want to place a check in Allow all users to activate and disable device. Now it won't try and start at boot up. Once in to Fedora you can then go to System Tools --> Network Device Control, highlight eth0 and click activate. It will then activate your eth0 without asking for roots password. You will have to save the changes and restart the Network service for changes to take effect.

In Fedora Core 2 the command is system-config-network


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