[lug] DHCP Question

Ken MacFerrin lists at macferrin.com
Wed Aug 23 16:09:11 MDT 2006

Bill Thoen wrote:
> I just installed Fedora Core 5 as a workstation using pretty much the
> default settings. This morning the machine was running Windows XP and
> the DHCP connection to the internet was working fine (i.e. all hardware
> and connections were okay.) But for some reason FC5 isn't geting a DHCP
> connection. It recognizes the eth0 card, but seems to hang trying to get
> IP information and then fails to connect.
> Since I know all the hardware was okay, I assume this is due to some
> configuration setting that I don't know about. I'm sort of new to this,
> so I don't even know what to look for or what info to report to get
> help. Can someone get me started?
> I did notice in in the Gnome "Network proxy" that it's set to "direct
> connection to the Internet" and I don't think that's right, but I don't
> know what to change it to, if I should change it at all.

Check your iptables (firewall) settings to make sure they aren't
blocking the DHCP packets.. I haven't used FC in a while so I'm not sure
what the control panel looks like, but there should be a setting on
there to "allow DHCP" or just turn off the firewall while testing.

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