> My firewall (running on a Solaris box) require a static IP address.
> I have pleaded with my ISP for them to assign me a static IP address,
> even for an additional cost; they refused.
As is their perogative...
Quote:> I configured the current leased address on the hme0 interface, with the
> default router, etc, that my ISP DHCP server leased to me; however, I still
> can't get on to the network.
Road Runner here in Rochester uses DHCP as a crude authentication mechanism.
If you don't get your IP address via DHCP, they won't let you connect. Maybe
your ISP operates similarly.
Quote:> Does any out there know what I need to do to allow my Solaris 2.6 box to
> use the leased address my ISP DHCP server assigned. The firewall running
> on the my Solaris box, need to have a static IP address, so I don't want
> to configure the box as a DHCP client.
I'm afraid everyone else is correct. You've got to play by the ISP's rules if
you want to play at all.
Now, the question here is why does, or why do you think, the firewall software
require(s) a static IP address? Is it hard-coded in a configuration file
somewhere? Well, that's easy enough to get around. Simply delay the start-up
of the firewall software until after the DHCP configuration is complete, and
write a shell script that gleans the IP from "ifconfig" output, puts it into
the configuration file, then starts up the firewall software.n