----- Original Message -----
From: "Andrew Boothman" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "Kevin D. Kinsey, DaleCo, S.P." <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Cc: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>; "Richard Uhlman"
<[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Monday, March 08, 2004 20:25
Subject: Re: DHCP issue with comcast (FreeBSD router).


> Kevin D. Kinsey, DaleCo, S.P. wrote:
> > Richard Uhlman wrote:
> >
> >> Hello,
> >>
> >> I am new to using FreeBSD, and I am trying to use a FreeBSD box as
a
> >> firewall/router.  I am trying to get the router working correctly
first.
> >> My issue is that my box will not receive an IP address from Comcast
when
> >> the dhclient starts.  I commented out all of the firewall commands
in my
> >> rc.conf file, but left the ifconfig_ep0="DHCP".  The machine is
running
> >> 2 NIC's and I have verified that the correct one has the cable
plugged
> >> into it.  I am running release 5.2.1.
> >
> > No expert answer, just more questions.
> > Maybe they'll help?
>
> Here's another possibility:
>
> My cable company (in the UK) requires customers to register the MAC
> (ethernet) address of your NIC before you're able to get an IP from
them
> using DHCP.
>
> Don't know if comcast is the same, but it's a possibility.
>
> Andrew
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Hello,

I believe Andrew may be correct. The company I work for had a customer
using a Comcast business account that had to jump thru hoops to get
everything working properly. One of the things was, IIRC, registering
the MAC. I also remember Comcast insisted on firewalling the IP space
themselves. The customer had to call Comcast to open not only outbound
ports but _inbound_ ports, as well! Of course, Comcast charged a setup
fee for this "service" AND a monthly "maintenance" fee.

Hope this isn't the case for you,

Steve

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