Subject: Re: dhclient not working
To: Simon Burge <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/14/2005 23:48:29
In message <>, "Steven M. Bell
ovin" writes:
>In message <>, Simon Burge
>>"Steven M. Bellovin" wrote:
>>> After installing a new kernel and userland today, dhclient isn't 
>>> working for me.  As best I can tell, it's having trouble finding the 
>>> devices.  If I have device names in my dhclient.conf file, it says "not 
>>> found"; if I leave them all out, it doesn't seem to send queries 
>>> anywhere.  I haven't done a new MAKEDEV, but it doesn't appear to have 
>>> been touched for a while.
>>There has been some recent changes in the bpf internals, and at one
>>stage someone else reported (on this list I think) that you couldn't
>>load BPF programs.  This was fixed within the last day, on the kernel
>>side.  Hopefully with a cvs update and new kernel you should be OK.
>I'll try it again, but I thought I had the most up-to-date code.  

I verified it -- I'm completely up to date on my kernel, and it still 
doesn't work.

		--Steven M. Bellovin,