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Re: [vox-tech] dhcp question
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Re: [vox-tech] dhcp question



Quoting Peter Jay Salzman (p@dirac.org):

> from reading the man page, it sounds like:
> 
>    pump -i eth0
> 
> or
> 
>    pump -i eth0 -l 120   (for 120 hours)
> 
> will get an IP assigned to a machine.  right?   

Sounds right.

You might also want to install dhcp-client, the other alternative to
pump.  Pump is a little sucky, but works most of the time.  Well, to 
be fair, it's always worked basically OK for me, but I hear complaints.

> does this also configure DNS servers?   will it also take care of the
> default gateway?

If and only if the guy who configured the DHCP daemon correctly
specified that information, yes.

> 1.  how does ifup know which dhcp client to use?   what if for some
>    reason i *really* wanted to use pump?   or dhcpd?   how can i specify
>    one or the other?

Damned if I know.  I just tend to run them manually, when my laptop
isn't on static IP for some reason.

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