dhclient in 6.0

Marcin Jessa lists at yazzy.org
Fri Feb 3 03:43:31 PST 2006

On Fri, 3 Feb 2006 06:10:18 -0500 (EST)
"make stuff up" <kalin at el.net> wrote:

>   hi all...  again...
>   i sent this message to general questions but nobody got excited
> about it.
>   i just installed 6 on my t30 laptop. brand new. when trying
> dhclient i get:
> DHCPDISCOVER on fxp0 to port 67 interval 5
> this trys 6 times then this shows up:
> No DHCPOFFERS received.
> No working leases in present database - sleeping.
> i run a tcpdump while requesting a lease and for every DHCPDISCOVER i
> get this line:
> 2.  999913 IP > UDP, length 300
> then a line of:
> mac.number > mac.number, Unknown Ethertype (0xb20e), length 61:
> i'm typing this because i can't get the machine on line...
> restarted tha laptop many times and the dhcp server too. the dhclinet
> on another older laptop works fine with the same server...
> i really need this solved....  soon...  never seen it before... there
> is nothing much on line about it. the same t30 laptop was working
> fine with 5.4...
There was a change in DHCP between FreeBSD 5.x and 6.
I noticed the same behaviour with a couple of hw broadband routers.
AFAIR this was also reported back to the list, still no fix was


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