deejy-pooh at ntlworld.com
Tue Jan 17 04:42:11 PST 2006
I ought to have mentioned I'm DHCP. And,as a further aside to this - you see,
I REALLY DO KNOW JACK-ALL - why is it considered bad form to turn off ones
broadband connection ? I do it every day, no problems in re-connecting... I
have, after my last posting I Mamma'd around a bit, noticed mention of
'leases' and the need for ones provider to re-lease ones connection.
Investigation took me to /var/db/dhclient.leases.sis0. In this there is info,
which I hesitate to reprint here :>}, repeated twice, culminating in these
< Loads of info here...............>
renew 3 2006/1/18 01:27:21;
rebind 3 2006/1/18 13:26:40;
expire 3 2006/1/18 17:26:29;
< Same info repeated here......>
renew 3 2006/1/18 01:46:16;
rebind 3 2006/1/18 13:31:25;
expire 3 2006/1/18 17:26:28;
I take it from this that my connection will be been renewed at the given
time/date, then rebind (???), and finally die, waiting for the next renewal I
guess. Well, try as it might, it WON'T renew at 1.30am because it's ALWAYS
turned off ! It is, however, USUALLY on at the other given times.
So, stop-your-laughing and point my snout to the trough...
Once again, waaay off-topic,
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