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Old 10-21-2004, 09:30 PM   #1
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XP Box won't take DHCP information or an IP from Linux gateway

My XP machine doesn't seem to want to take a DHCP lease from my linux gateway/firewall.... It worked for approx 1 day, almost to the hour, and then stopped.

This is sort of a clarification from this post:

Is there some reason my XP machine won't connect?

Apologies for the double post if it's considered thus, I'm looking at it now from a different angle.

When I disconnect it from the plug on the wall, and plug it into the linux box, it gets a funny IP, certainly not the 192.168.x.x it should, and refuses to connect to the lgateway. Request timed out, or DHCP server not available.
Old 10-22-2004, 03:40 PM   #2
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there is some special code you have to put in the dhcp conf file, but i forgot where i found it and am working though the same problem

do a google search
Old 10-22-2004, 06:47 PM   #3
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2:/etc# cat dhcpd.conf
# Configuration file for ISC dhcpd (see 'man dhcpd.conf')

# Global options
default-lease-time 3600;        # 24h
max-lease-time 86400;           # 24h

subnet netmask {

        range;    #obviously the range of ips to use

        option subnet-mask;     #subnet mask to give to dhcp client
        option broadcast-address;    #broadcast address to give client

        option routers;        #this is your router (eth1 if you configure it like above)
         option domain-name-servers;       #uncomment this and add your isp's dns server
        #option domain-name-servers;       #unless your like me and have your own or have a second one
        option domain-name "";         #this is the domainname that will be given out
ddns-update-style none;

This is what is in my dhcp right now. fairly close anyway. you should try this and see how it works out for you.


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