Thanks, David.  I'm going to have to go through the whole troubleshooting
process.  Both the server and the client, my laptop, are running current and
to make it worse I did a portupgrade -Rria on both since I used dhcp the 
last time.  At least I know that it should work:-)

Thanks, again.


Quoting David Wolfskill <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>:

> >Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2001 06:15:32 -0800
> >From: Edwin Culp <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> >Is anyone using dhclient successfully with Current of the last week or so?
> Sure; hadn't noticed any problems with it.
> >I don't use it all the time but I have been trying for the last couple of
> >days without success.  
> >It accesses the server and changes the interface ip to netmask
> >
> Odd.  Looks like symptom of a failure to get a lease (to me, though I'm
> not an expert in DHCP).  Do you have available IP addresses to hand out?
> Are you sure the NIC is operating properly?  (E.g., can you put it in
> promiscuous mode & see traffic on the net, via tcpdump or ethereal?)
> (I've been tracking both -STABLE & -CURRENT daily(*), both on my laptop
> (which is a DHCP client) and my build machine (which isn't) for several
> months now....)
> * OK; modulo the occasional breakage.  But that's been pretty rare --
>   even in -CURRENT, for me.
> Cheers,
> david
> -- 
> David H. Wolfskill                            [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> I believe it would be irresponsible (and thus, unethical) for me to advise,
> recommend, or support the use of any product that is or depends on any
> Microsoft product for any purpose other than personal amusement.


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