[ubuntu-uk] DHCP3 Problems

Simon Swaysland simon.swaysland at gmail.com
Tue Feb 15 12:12:00 UTC 2011

On 15 February 2011 11:47, Colin Law <clanlaw at googlemail.com> wrote:

> On 15 February 2011 11:33, Simon Swaysland <simon.swaysland at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Yes, other devices are fine, it's just this pesky windows laptop.
> Please don't top post, it makes it difficult to follow the thread.
> Insert your reply into the previous post.  Thanks.
> If you go back to the Cisco DHCP server does the Win m/c get a new
> address ok?  If so then there is some issue with your server or the
> PC's access to the server.  If not then it is not your server but is a
> Win problem.  In the latter case a Windows support list might be able
> to help.
> One thing you might try, if it is a Win issue, is to set it to fixed
> IP on a different address then back to DCHP.   Of course you could
> just admit defeat and set it to an appropriate fixed address and leave
> it there.
> One further thought, if the PC is ok on the Cisco server, how is the
> PC connected to your DHCP server?  Is it possible that its DHCP
> request is not getting to the server?  That thought is not consistent
> with the unknown lease message mentioned earlier however.  I believe
> that message is expected when a client asks to continue using its old
> address.  At that point however the server should issue it with a new
> address of course.
> Colin
> Sorry about the top-posting, 'tis a Google thing.

I set a fixed address in dhcpd.conf:

host scarlet {
hardware ethernet 78:e4:00:69:01:b6;

 And it seems to have fixed the issue, many thanks for you help.


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