Hoary CD's DHCP didn't work

Rick Berger rberger at sympatico.ca
Tue Jul 26 00:02:17 UTC 2005

Yep I was thinking that no dhcp client was installed, not to bright of
me. Anyway I've haven't made much progress. To get a feel for ifdown and
ifup I tried them on zoe1, my working box which is Hoary upgraded from
Warty. This was interesting ifdown eth0 would bring it down but only
sometimes would ifup work, and when it didn't I had to reboot. I'm not
sure what was going on. Isn't there a boot script in /etc/init.d I could
of used instead of rebooting the whole system?

On the laptop ifup produces the same type of output as on zoe1 when the
connection was made. I'm not sure what to try now, suggestions?


On Mon, 2005-07-25 at 03:40 +0100, Paul Sladen wrote:
> On Sun, 24 Jul 2005, Rick Berger wrote:
> > On Mon, 2005-07-25 at 02:26 +0100, Paul Sladen wrote:
> > > On Sun, 24 Jul 2005, Rick Berger wrote:
> > > > I'd like to try setting up DHCP again,
> > > dhclient is used if you set an network interface in
> > > '/etc/network/interfaces' to be 'dhcp'.
> > Should I just copy the dhcp settings from my working box and reboot or
> > is there a script to start it?
> Not quite sure what you mean;  '/etc/network/interfaces' should contain
> lines similar to the following:
>   auto eth0
>   iface eth0 inet dhcp
> and the interface can be restarted with:
>   sudo ifdown eth0
>   sudo ifup eth0
> You can change both of this through the configuration menus available in the
> Ubuntu desktop.
> 	-Paul
> -- 
> The summer is shorter here.  Tampere, FI

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