Cant bring up network interface
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Sun Jul 4 08:50:54 PDT 2004
Nikhil Kale <ngkale_2000 at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> I have just installed FreeBSD 5.2 on my system. My
>network card is National Semiconductors DP 83815 which
>is detected properly for interface sis0. But somehow I
>cant bring the interface up using DHCP. My machine is
>a dual boot, and the linux system gets the proper DHCP
man 8 dhclient says:
The client normally doesn't release the current lease as it is not
required by the DHCP protocol. Some cable ISPs require their clients
to notify the server if they wish to release an assigned IP address.
The -r flag explicitly releases the current lease, and once the lease
has been released, the client exits.
So you may need to do whatever is your Linux version of dhclient -r
The DHCP server has already assigned a lease to Linux which FreeBSD
knows nothing about.
> I am new to FreeBSD and am not sure whats happening.
You should send technical questions to questions at freebsd.org
Where I have CC'd this reply.
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