I finally got dhcpcd to work. I had the kernel misconfigured, and had to
recompile it. There is an entery in the configuration menu that says
<reverse ARP>. After selecting that, and recompiling, I no longer have any
problems with dhcp. I've tried dhcpcd, dhclient, and pump. I've gotten them
all to work. I had to compile dhcpcd with the compiler optimization turned
off to get it to work. I downloaded the newest version of pump, and
dhclient; they both worked fine. I'm going to build a web page that has all
> then (by asking), i stumbled upon a program called dhclient. does the
exact thing dhcpcd was supposed to do, except that it worked on the first
try (as opposed to not working at all).
> that'll probably work for you too...
linux help :)
> >I've been trying to get dhcp to configure my NIC hooked to a cable modem.
> >can configure it manually, and it will work fine. If I try to use DHCP,
> >will go through -- broadcasting DHCP_DISCOVER, DHCP_OFFER, DHCP_REQUEST,
> >then it times out waiting for a valid server response. I'm using Linux
> >I've compiled the dhcpcd source code taking out the compiler optimization
> >,-02 , to get rid of the optimization bugs in egcs. I use the ,
> >dhcpcd -R -d -h cXXXXXX-a eth0, to try to initialize the NIC, but it
> >to the network will configure dynamically. Any ideas would be greatly
> >David K. Cronin