Subject: Re: releasing IP
To: None <email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
Date: 06/30/2001 20:39:19
> 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.
Are you sure you should be using DHCP? A lot of "high-speed" providers
use PPPoE. (It seems to be more popular among the DSL ones than the
cable-modem ones, but you never know.) The symptoms you describe sound
a whole lot like what I'd expect if there's no DHCP server listening.
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