Subject: dhcp networking problem
To: None <>
From: John Hunt <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 11/04/2004 17:15:21
Hello, everyone!

I've been having some problems with getting my networking up and 
running.  I am in a dorm at NC state university, so naturally i use 
DHCP.  When i run "dhclient wm0" it does it's thing and i get an ip 
address of or something to that effect, it changes every 
now and then.  That's a correct address for our building but, i cant ftp 
anything so all my attempts to install new packages are futile.  It says 
"no address for that hostname"  What i think is happening is that DNS 
isnt working, because i pinged a friends computer by his IP address, but 
i cant ping something like  I thought DHCP was supposed 
to take care of everything?  I know everything is set up right because 
when i reboot into linux it has the same IP address and i can browse the 
internet and download until i'm blue in the face.  Any ideas would be 
appreciated!  I have NetBSD 1.6.2 and an intel pro/1000 mt network adapter.


John Hunt