I have a problem connecting my Linux laptop to a NT network. The
network is at a client site. I have a laptop configured for the home
The laptop, a Dell Inspiron 5000, is running Debian woody, kernel
version 2.2.16. I can dual-boot to Win2k.
I have a 3Com Megahertz 10Mbps PCMCIA network card.
When in Windows, I have no problem getting a DHCP lease, even though I
haven't recieved a specific hostname to use in the network. However,
in Linux, I cannnot get a lease:
# dhclient eth0
SIOCSIFNETMASK: Cannot assign requested address
SIOCSIFBRDADDR: Cannot assign requested address
Listening on Socket/eth0/unattached
Sending on Socket/eth0/unattached
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 27
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 37
No DHCPOFFERS recieved.
No working leases in persistent database - sleeping.
The network is pure NT4, as far as I can tell.
FWIW, this is the not the first time DHCP hasn't worked. At the
office, I cannot use DHCP either, and have to resort to a static IP.
I have searched Deja and Google, but haven't found anything like this.
Tips and RTFM pointers gratefully accepted.
End of .signature reached: message halted.