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Re: [SLE] Re: [Ticket : Installing N...]
- From: icarus@xxxxxxxxxxxx (Rogier Maas)
- Date: Sat, 08 Jan 2000 00:49:40 +0100
- Message-id: <38767B94.C8AF30CF@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
"Jeffery S.Norman" wrote:
> I found the following information regarding the Telocity DSL modem I am trying
> to hook up that might mean something to someone about why I can't get an
> internet connection from SuSE 6.3 (from telocity.com's faq pages):
> "The Expressway modem is actually a residential gateway that also functions as
> a router. The router configuration is set through Telocity's systems."
> "Network Address Translation is not currently enabled, but will be offered
> as a future enhancement. "
> "The modem acts as a DHCP client during the initial communication with the
> network, and as a host to allocate the IP addresses assigned to the
> device (such as your PC) during configuration."
> Does this tell anyone why dhclient and dhcpcd just hang waiting for a valid
> dhcp offer?
This sounds *exactly* as my own (solved) problem with my DSL provider. I
used SuSE 6.2 with dhclient from The Software Consortum, version 2.
I wanted to use my Linux box as a router using NAT, but it jut wouldn't
work, no matter what I did. I ended up moving the NIC to a Windoze host,
asked an IP address using DHCP, and moving it back to my Linux Box where
it worked just fine (after altering the current leased address). After a
couple of hours, the connection died of course, because the lease was
I was amazed how easily I could solve the problem. I just went to
www.isc.org and downloaded version 3, which is still in beta, but works
fine for me. I compiled it, installed it, and voila. No adjustments, it
just worked. And it still does. Now I'm running SuSE 6.3, but I still
had to download dhcp 3.
Some users say dhcpcd is fine, I've never tried it, but maybe it works
I wanted to find out *why* it didn't work. I compared the requests
Windoze and Linux made, and found out that windoze sent '0.0.0.0' as the
current IP address, while Linux sent the currently setup IP address, in
my case 192.168.1.1. Probably the DHCP server of my ISP didn't like that
very much. ISC dhcpd 3 sends 0.0.0.0 as the current IP address. I
couldn't change the address in YaST, because the address was declared an
invalid address. Enabling DHCP in YaST didn't work for me either,
because I still had the other card in the box my LAN was on, and it
needed an address too.
I hope this works for you.
The best of luck with it.
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