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    safe Guest

    Configure dhcp in suse linux?????help...


    Hi,
    Im pretty much a linux newbie
    I succesfully installed suse linux 7.1 and it even recognised my accton ethernet
    card
    but it fails every time i try to assign the ip address
    i have a cabel modem so i am trying to get to automatically detect the ip
    via dhcp.
    whenever i tell it to get the ip address automatically via dhcp it says "failed
    to assign ip address".
    Can anyone help me?
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    Volker Held Guest

    Re: Configure dhcp in suse linux?????help...

    safe wrote:
    > Hi,
    > Im pretty much a linux newbie
    > I succesfully installed suse linux 7.1 and it even recognised my accton ethernet
    > card
    > but it fails every time i try to assign the ip address
    > i have a cabel modem so i am trying to get to automatically detect the ip
    > via dhcp.
    > whenever i tell it to get the ip address automatically via dhcp it says "failed
    > to assign ip address".
    > Can anyone help me?
    >


    DHCP is not for "detecting" your ip - DHCP is a service and thus
    provided either by you own computer ( which is unlikely ) or a special
    network server that assigns your network devices a "free" ip in the network.

    You can either set your ips manually or let the OS do the job, but donīt
    use DHCP if you donīt run the service ( again, itīs unlikely and second,
    not necessary ) - itīs not the purpose of DHCP to provide ipīs for
    stand-alone-workstations.

    Cheers

    Volker

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    Dean Earley Guest

    Re: Configure dhcp in suse linux?????help...

    > DHCP is not for "detecting" your ip - DHCP is a service and thus
    > provided either by you own computer ( which is unlikely ) or a special
    > network server that assigns your network devices a "free" ip in the network.
    >
    > You can either set your ips manually or let the OS do the job, but donīt
    > use DHCP if you donīt run the service ( again, itīs unlikely and second,
    > not necessary ) - itīs not the purpose of DHCP to provide ipīs for
    > stand-alone-workstations.


    Volker:

    Cable modems tend to work as dhcp proxies (requesting IP's from the cable provider then passing them to the client).

    safe

    Depending on your cable provider, you may need to register the MAC address with them.

    --
    Dean Earley (dean.earley@icode.co.uk)
    i-Catcher Development Team

    iCode Systems


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    Volker Held Guest

    Re: Configure dhcp in suse linux?????help...

    Dean Earley wrote:
    > Volker:
    >
    > Cable modems tend to work as dhcp proxies (requesting IP's from the cable provider then passing them to the client).
    >
    > safe
    >
    > Depending on your cable provider, you may need to register the MAC address with them.
    >
    > --
    > Dean Earley (dean.earley@icode.co.uk)
    > i-Catcher Development Team
    >
    > iCode Systems
    >
    >
    >


    Ok, thatīs one thing i didnīt know - never had the pleasure of owning
    one myself, but my assumption comes more from the fact that safe seemed
    to have problems assigning an ip to the ethernet card - tell me if iīm
    wrong but this one works independently from the cable moden right?

    Volker

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    Dean Earley Guest

    Re: Configure dhcp in suse linux?????help...

    > Ok, thatīs one thing i didnīt know - never had the pleasure of owning
    > one myself, but my assumption comes more from the fact that safe seemed
    > to have problems assigning an ip to the ethernet card - tell me if iīm
    > wrong but this one works independently from the cable moden right?


    Yes, but the redhat dhcp client wont bring up an interface if it is set to DHCP and it cant get a DHCP reply.
    I guess the SUSE one does the same, but im not sure.

    safe:
    Is it a dual boot system? Does it work under windows? if so, can you get the IP it gives you there.

    --
    Dean Earley (dean.earley@icode.co.uk)
    i-Catcher Development Team

    iCode Systems


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