[lug] Mandrake 10.1 DHCP on cable
nate at natetech.com
Tue Dec 21 09:23:11 MST 2004
D. Stimits wrote:
> I'm trying to help a relative install Mandrake 10.1 on his system (I
> wish it were KRUD or Fedora), and it appears that his network driver (it
> is integrated nVidia board ethernet) is working. It appears that we have
> an outgoing DHCP request (the cable modem sees it), but either no
> response is coming back or the response is "no way, go away", I'm not
> sure which (I think the firewall software *might* be correct but I'm not
> positive). This is on comcast locally. Can anyone give me some clues on
> Mandrake setup for use with comcast? I have no problems with
> KRUD/Fedora, but this Mandrake has different layout of files, and I'm
> not succeeding.
Does Comcast still do that thing where the first MAC address they see
has to be used for all future machines?
If you have a hub (not a switch) and another Linux machine or laptop
with tcpdump (or if you must... a Windows machine running Ethereal) you
can see what the response is from the DHCP server.
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