----- 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 > _______________________________________________ > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" 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 _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"