Subject: Re: dhcp networking problem
To: John Hunt <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 11/04/2004 23:32:39
On Thu, Nov 04, 2004 at 05:15:21PM -0500, John Hunt wrote:
> 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.

dhlient is supposed to update /etc/resolv.conf. Does it create/update this
file ?

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference