> I just loaded RedHat 6.0 and tried out my new cable modem with the same
> results as the previous versions of Linux. The dhcp client is 1.3 (which,
> according to the documentaiton is supposed to fix some these problems). I
> keep getting a time out waiting for valid DHCP reply message in my logs.
> Mediaone doesn't provide any help for this; they say they only support MS
> viruses - operating systems.
> Does anyone have a cable modem working with MediaOne? Any tips on what I
> might try now?
> Thanks for any help.
> Doug O'Leary
yes, I have a mediaone connection. Lots of issues with them and
getting a connection at all, much less an IP. Took a while, but I didn't
have any problems with RH5.2 and the client it came with. I suggest you
try the ISC (www.isc.org) dhclient (comes with the dhcp daemon from
their site) instead. This may help. I assume you still have access
somewhere and that you can download this and cart it home (I believe
that it is less than a floppy big). The latest dhclient is as advanced
as dhcpcd. On the other hand, there are newer versions of dhcpcd that
can be downloaded and compiled (RH6 I believe uses a slightly older
build of the latest release). I had to do this with my older Slack
distro (3.6) to get that to work. But don't assume that it is your
computer and software. We had the flakiest connections for months. Only
in the last week or two has our connection been reliable.
Peter Buelow - Software Engineer
"Finger to spiritual emptiness underlying everything." -- How a C manual
referred to a "pointer to void."