dhclient problems in 5.3-RELEASE

Hexren me at hexren.net
Sun Jan 23 12:02:28 PST 2005

DG> This afternoon, I set up a new machine with 5.3-RELEASE. Started with three
DG> 5.3-beta5 floppies, told it I wanted 5.3-RELEASE from a CD-R, installed
DG> minimal base, man pages and ports, created two users.

DG> On reboot, I ran dhclient and it completely failed to get an IP address.
DG> But I know the cable is good and the DHCP server is working, because I
DG> booted the box in question into Windows and it grabbed an IP just fine. So
DG> where do I start on diagnosing what's up with this installation?

DG> - d.

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Start by sniffing the network traffic on the DHCP Server machine while
you request an address. See where it differs from the usual. Maybe the
problem becomes obvious then. :)


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