Subject: Re: releasing IP
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Andrew Brown <email@example.com>
Date: 06/27/2001 19:36:06
>> In e.g. windoze you can release and renew IP adresses for an adapter.
>> can you do this on netbsd?(and what does it do? does it query the
>> DHCP-server in any way?)
>Hmm.. I was a little quick about sending this one away. I forgot to
>describe my actual problem. What is happening is that I have bougt
>myself an internet connection through cable modem, and the ISP assigns
>IP adresses dynamically. Therefore I have setup NetBSD to obtain IP as a
>DHCP-client. The problem is that I just get an "no DHCPOFFERS recieved"
>when dhcpclient starts. I have link with the modem, and the modem blinks
>on send and recieve with a frequency of a few seconds when I run
>dhclient. It goes like:
>send blinks, and recieve blink just a second after...then after a few
>second the samething happens again, until dhclient gives up and the
>error message shows.
two things come to mind.
(1) "reboot" your cable modem (this usually involves simply
(2) did it "work before" but no longer? in which case you might need
to call your cable company and battle your way to a tech support level
that has end-user-platform independent knowledge of how it all works
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