When I do dhclient rl0, and it doesnt give an on screen error it just sets the ip to 0.0.0.0. Other times it spouts alot of text with this line at the top. Feb 5 22:17:52 c68 dhclient: Can't bind to dhcp address: Address already in use. My isp says its not a problem with their system. Nor is there any settings to stop the machine from using the dhcp server.

Thank you for all the assistance so far.

Jason Cave
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From: Bill Moran <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: Jason Cave <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
CC: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: Re: dhcp
Date: Thu, 06 Feb 2003 14:31:34 -0500

Jason Cave wrote:
When I do dhclient it just sets the ip to 0.0.0.0. I know it sets it to this as it couldnt find the dhcp server.
How do you know that the cause of the failure is that it can't find the
server?  Do you get an error message?  What does it say?

Is there a way to have it look at a specific ip for the dhcp server?
Not that I know of.

Are you using the same NIC as when it worked?  Many ISPs require you to
register a MAC address before they will assign an IP.

Is there any information in /var/log/messages about the failure?

It use to work with versions 4.5 and 4.6. I am unable to locate either of these older versions on the network. Anyone know where to get this the older versions?
Behaviour has not changed in 4.7, to my knowledge. My machine here has been
4.6 and is now 4.7 and still works fine as a dhclient.

You should still be able to download 4.6.2 isos from the ftp sites. And if
you want to go back further, you can use cvsup to "downgrade" a 4.7 system.
(just use a RELENG_4_5 tag)

All replies are appreciated.
Hope this is helpful.

Jason Cave
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From: Bill Moran <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: Jason Cave <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
CC: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: Re: dhcp
Date: Thu, 06 Feb 2003 09:28:45 -0500

Jason Cave wrote:

Is there another way for FreeBSD to check for a DHCP server, like =
another program. dhclient just says
address family and protocal family are incompatable. FreeBSD use to =
work and other Linux OS's can
see it without problems. Its a connection where the DHCP server has to =
assign the ip or the ip isnt
allowed outside the network.

I've never seen dhclient have trouble with any DHCP server.

What version of FreeBSD? You say it "used to work", when did it stop working?
Did you upgrade?

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