> When the connection goes down and comes back up it will take 5 minutes
> before my FreeBSD gateway box checks the lease and decides if a renewal is > in order. This is automatic. If I am sitting in front of my computer and I > want to speed this up I issue /etc/rc.d/netif restart on the gateway and it > will come up and be happy in about 10 seconds, rather than waiting out the 5
> minute time out.

In my case the router does get the renewed ip, as I described earlier. However, even after waiting 8+ hours, the system will not recover from the outage properly (reason unknown). That's what this thread is all about.
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