dhclient getting infinite IPs?
Ruben de Groot
mail25 at bzerk.org
Fri Oct 17 02:46:11 PDT 2003
On Fri, Oct 17, 2003 at 02:20:12AM -0700, general at dubparts.com typed:
> I have a Belkin 802.11g router (model F5D-7230-4) and my freebsd 4.7 server
> connected to it. Everything was working fine, but I moved and changed
> ISPs. I'm not aware of anything that has changed in the configuration on
> the server since I moved.
> I have the router setup for DHCP and I'm having a heck of a time getting my
> server to obtain an IP "properly".
> In /etc/rc.conf there is:
> When I try:
> /sbin/dhclient fxp0
> it gets an actual IP address, but it keeps getting multiple IPs from the
> router over and over again. It tells me each IP address, subnet, gateway,
> etc as it gets them, but if I let it go on, it will keep getting them
> forever. (e.g it obtains 192.168.1.3, 192.168.1.4, and so on).
> Looking at the DHCP client list on the router, shows indeed that these IPs
> have been assigned, but mysteriously the MAC addresses are all listed as
> After this infinite IP obtaining goes on for awhile, I do a hard break
> (CTRL+C) to end it. I do an "ifconfig" and it shows that is either has the
> first IP it obtained or the last one (it varies over the times I've
> repeated this). However, it really is not connected to the network at all,
> and i can't do anythign with the server.
> I tried a google search on this without any luck.... anyone have any advice
> or tips?
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