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Old 05-02-2007, 01:44 PM   #1
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DHCP question

How can I get my Slackware 11.0 PC to release and renew its DHCP address / settings?

The Linux commands 'ifdown eth0' and 'ifup eth0' do not seem to apply to the Slackware distribution.
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install dhcpcd. man dhcpcd. have a nice day
Old 05-02-2007, 02:02 PM   #3
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I'd try
ifconfig eth0 down
dhcpcd eth0
OR if Slackware isn't using dhcpcd, but dhclient instead, the latter command would be 'dhclient eth0' I guess. The first command ought to deactivate eth0 device, and running dhcp client should again "activate" it and obtain a new address for it.


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