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Old 08-30-2007, 11:19 PM   #1
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my dhcp won't initialize when I start debian

Hi all,

The router in my network is running the DHCP protocol (is that like saying "ATM machine?" If so, sorry.), but the only way I can get online is to run dhclient as root every time I start up. I'd like to know how to make it automatically run when the system boots up so that I don't have to personally ask for an ip allocation every time I turn on my computer. Thanks for any help!
Old 08-31-2007, 02:17 AM   #2
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You can put the dhclient in your rc.local

Eg: /etc/rc3.d/rc.local

Then it will always initialize when in the init mode 3.


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