[SWLUG] DHCP Client problem

Dick Porter dick at acm.org
Wed May 29 11:20:11 UTC 2002

On Wed, May 29, 2002 at 11:17:55AM +0100, Tim Bonnell wrote:
> I have a SuSE 7.2 server at home running DHCP server
> When I boot my notebook in Linux at home, I DONT get a valid lease from my
> SuSE 7.2 server?

How have you configured dhcpd?

Here's how I give my printer an IP address and configuration using dhcpd. It
issues a fixed IP address, rather than a free one from a range of addresses.
(The file is /etc/dhcpd.conf on my dist):

# option definitions common to all supported networks...
option domain-name "ecgtheow.com";
option domain-name-servers reordberend.ecgtheow.com;

option subnet-mask;
default-lease-time 3600;
max-lease-time 7200;

subnet netmask {
# Fixed addressing only, thank you
#  range;
  option broadcast-address;
  option routers reordberend.ecgtheow.com;

# Fixed IP addresses
host bewritere.ecgtheow.com {
  # This is to work around a bug in the printer's bootp client - it won't
  # get the config file unless it used dhcp
  deny bootp;
  option host-name "bewritere";
  # And the printer doesn't understand the standard way of being told the
  # config file location either
  #filename "/boot/bewritere-config";
  option option-144 "bewritere-config";
  hardware ethernet 00:01:e6:46:72:7c;
  fixed-address bewritere.ecgtheow.com;

- Dick

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