Maybe someone has an easy answer to a stupid problem that's driving me nuts.
(Jay, I e-mailed you from your webpage before I saw this post; I'm posting
publicly again here.)
I just installed Redhat 5.1 a couple weeks ago, and I'm having a hard time
** Note that I can ping other machines on a private network (when I use a
static IP), and they can ping me, so I *know* the ethernet card (3Com
3c509b) is working properly.
I downloaded and upgraded to the dhcpcd 0.70 rpm, which allows you to
specify the NetBIOS host using the "-h" switch. To start with, eth0 IP
address, broadcast, and subnet mask are all 0.0.0.0 -- great. After I issue
a 'dhcpcd -h ci123456-q', my eth0 activates, broadcast goes to
255.255.255.255 for about 30 seconds. Then eth0 deactivates, and eth0 shows
"P-t-P:0.0.0.0" and "BROADCAST DEBUG LOOPBACK POINTOPOINT NOTRAILERS NOARP
PROMISC ALLMULTI SLAVE MASTER MULTICAST" where "Bcast:255.255.255.255" and
"UP BROADCAST NOTRAILERS RUNNING" used to be. After another 30 seconds or
so, I get "Bcast:0.0.0.0" and "BROADCAST MULTICAST" back in place of
"P-t-P:0.0.0.0" and etc. I never get an IP address; the error log reports
"no DHCPOFFER messages".
(Something fishy: 'dhcpcd -?' returns "Usage: dhcpcd [-c filename] [-d] [-i
classIdentifier] [-I clientIdentifier] [-k] [-l leasetime] [ifname]" <--
Note: no "-d" option!!?? An 'rpm -q dhcpcd' returns the proper version,
"dhcpcd-0.70-2". I'm guess this was just a typo...?)
>I have written a small guide for setting up Redhat Linux5
>This is a work in progress so if you see any mistakes or anything
>that you think should be include please let me know.