manually forcing a IP renewal

John Dangler jdangler at
Sat Nov 24 17:07:21 UTC 2007

On Sat, 2007-11-24 at 11:56 -0500, Wade Smart wrote:
> 11242007 1047 GMT-6
> My new neighbor has a older Gateway computer ELP 500C. He has three
> windows computers hooked to a hub and uses a ambit cable modem. He
> replaced one of the windows computers with a ubuntu computer. So far
> he
> cant get the machine to receive a IP address.
> He tried:
> sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart  with returned command not found.
> sudo dhclient  returned: DHCPDISCOVER and then after about three
> minute
> wait DHCPOFFERS receivd no working leases in persistened database -
> sleeping.
> When he removes this ubuntu computer and connect his Windows computer,
> the windows computers gets a ip right away.
> Wade
I've had that problem... it's odd that every time I would reboot the
cable modem with the ubu box connected, all would be made right again...

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