[lug] Can't get server to grab IP

Jason Davis mohadib at openactive.org
Thu Nov 4 12:03:03 MST 2004

dhclient eth0


On Thu, 2004-11-04 at 11:16, Gordon Golding wrote:
> I'm on Redhat 8, in a MS Server 2003 environment. I can't get my server to grab an IP.  I'm using the same Dell and Redhat 8 install and the same ifcfg-eth0 templates I've used in many other environments.  
> The DHCP file worked fine before at home.  The current DHCP environment works fine for the local PCs.
> If I do ifconfig eth0 172.NN.N.NN, it works fine.  I put that in .bashrc, so I'm up and running but flummoxed.  Any ideas what to check?
> DEVICE=eth0
> ONBOOT=yes
> STATIC: X,N substituted for anonymity
> DEVICE=eth0
> ONBOOT=yes
> BOOTPROTO=static
> NETWORK=172.XX.255.0
> BROADCAST=172.XX.255.255
> I watch as it boots, I see the message:
> configuring eth0
> It happens in a flash.
> Normally, if I'm doing DHCP, it takes a moment.

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