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Old 02-20-2005, 09:40 PM   #1
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What's the linux equivalent of ipconfig /release & renew

ifconfig something? maybe?

Help appreciated.
Old 02-20-2005, 09:58 PM   #2
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ya it is ifconfig......
Old 02-20-2005, 10:29 PM   #3
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Try these commands...
ifdown eth0 / ifup eth0
dhclient eth0
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If you're using wireless you can use iwconfig to check the status of wireless adapters.
Old 02-21-2005, 07:44 AM   #5
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Best way most likely is to just issue these commands since your definitely on a DHCP connection:

dhcpcd -k

And then simply run it again without the -k like:


This will kill your DHCP connection and then running it will query the server to pull another IP. But don't be alarmed if the server gives you the same IP, most will cache the MAC addresses and just issue the same IP over and over..
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Or you can try

service network restart


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