DHCP trouble with cable modem

Mikkel L. Ellertson mikkel at infinity-ltd.com
Mon Feb 4 21:06:27 UTC 2008

Frank Cox wrote:
> On Tue, 05 Feb 2008 07:09:07 +1030
> Tim <ignored_mailbox at yahoo.com.au> wrote:
>> More than the MAC is used, or can be used, to determine what to dole out
>> using DHCP.
> "Can be" and "are" are two different things.  He is dealing with the DHCP
> server that's operated by his ISP, so he's probably stuck with whatever they
> choose to run on that end and must find a way to accommodate it.
One thing that may help is if he specifies a DHCP_HOSTNAME is the 
ifcfg-<interface> file. I believe the GUI offers this option. If 
not, you can edit the file yourself. But you will probably have to 
find what the Windows box is using.


   Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons,
for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!

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