dhclient in 6.0
doconnor at gsoft.com.au
Fri Feb 3 19:02:37 PST 2006
On Saturday 04 February 2006 00:36, Marcin Jessa wrote:
> What if you take your laptop to an university to hold a lecture and you
> are unable to run dhcp? None of the students know of the IPs avaliable
> in the range.
> Some systems disallow traffic unless your MAC-address is registered in
> their database. Then they open up their firewall for you.
> Etc, etc...
> Use your imagination.
The manual configuration was suggested as a short-time work around to allow
you to install the ISC DHCP client and then use that (for a longer term work
ISTR DHCP servers will try and ping and address before giving it out so if you
steal one then it probably won't be reassigned.
Obviously this isn't a long term solution, and in some circumstances (like you
suggest) it won't work, but it IS acknowledged as a bug..
Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer
for Genesis Software - http://www.gsoft.com.au
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