Subject: Re: releasing IP
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: =?iso-8859-1?Q?=D8yvin?= Halfdan Thuv <thuv@nextra.com>
List: tech-net
Date: 07/01/2001 10:07:45
der Mouse wrote:
> 
> > 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.

Yes they use DHCP. I tested this with windows now. Windows obtain an IP
address from DHCP so now I have DNS gateway IP etc. etc. I leased an IP
and got NetBSD running maniually with the leased IP. ...

I guess I'll just have to find out what info Windows sends to DHCP to
obtain an andress (a lot I'm afraid), and put this into
/etc/dhclient.conf.

Maybe I'll find this om some windows newsgroup?

thanks anyway,

--
yvin