[ltp] DHCP- releasing/renewing IP addresses

Buchan Milne linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Mon, 28 Oct 2002 18:20:19 +0200

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Victor Wagner wrote:
> On 2002.10.28 at 11:06:56 -0500, Shane Grantham wrote:
>>What command does one use to renew and release a DHCP address? I
>>thought it might be ifconfig, but haven't found the correct format for
>>it. I was thinking there might be a similiar command as in Windows like
> ifconfig is Interface configuration. It does know something about IPX or
> low-level ethernet protocols, but has nothing to do with DHCP.
> You should dig around your dhcp client. Typically it is enough to
> restart dhcp client, but it depends of which client do you use.
> There are several of them.
> For instance, Debian distribution includes three of them -
> dhcpcd, dhclient and pump.

On redhat-compatible systems, 'service network reload' should be sufficent.

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