Dirk-Willem van Gulik <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > On Feb 26, 2004, at 10:47 AM, Tiarnan O'Corrain wrote: > >> According to Orange WiFi, this is because the DHCP server sends >> some kind of a keep-alive ticket to the client every 2 minutes, and >> if the client does not respond, the lease is revoked. > > This is rather normal; and unless you have some firewall set up too > strict works just fine with macosx/freebsds normal dhclient. See > RFC3202 (the newer force-renew) and RENEWING/REBINDING in rfc 2131.
Alas, it does not work, and Orange WiFi have also had calls from MacOS X people who can't get this to work. So I imagine the problem is slightly different. Authentication is done through a web-browser, whither one is directed after logging on for the first time. When the lease is revoked, all network services are blocked until authentication details are entered through the web-browser again. I am not running any firewall software on this laptop. Also, probably should have mentioned: ~(0)% uname -mnrs FreeBSD epiphyte 4.9-STABLE i386 Tiarnan O Corrain ===== Tiarnan O Corrain (on-site at Vodafone NL desk phone: +31 433 554 161 mobile: +31 627 404 866 email: [EMAIL PROTECTED]) _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"