[brluglist] Unannounced Cox network changes...??
tfournet at artisannetwork.com
Thu Mar 21 10:43:35 CST 2002
I don't know enough about Cox to recommend this, but with Linux, you can
fake your mac address for DHCP client requests.. this will in effect
give you a new lease. If that's not a problem with their setup, it may
be worth a try. Their DHCP server could be choking when it receives a
request from a windows client at one time, then a from linux client with
the same MAC at another time. It sounds like they may have multiple DHCP
servers, and they're trying to reconcile each others' databases somehow.
Banker, Craig wrote:
> Did that... pulled in my static settings...
> Another thing I noticed is on the win side, the DHCP lease period is
> exactly 24 hours where it had been longer on previous occasions.
> My IP or DNS servers have not changed since the upgrade.
> I'm at a loss...
> -----Original Message-----
> *From:* Nat Bayles [mailto:webmaster at lanss.com]
> *Sent:* Thursday, March 21, 2002 10:01 AM
> *To:* brluglist at brlug.net
> *Subject:* Re: [brluglist] Unannounced Cox network changes...??
> One way to find out.......
> Make note of the settings provided by DHCP (dns, gateway, and ip).
> Now change your linux from being dchp to a static setup, using the
> settings from cox.
> (keep in mind, ip's very rarely change on cox to date)
> This should get the linux side back up and running, at least utill
> the ip address changes on your account.
> "Banker, Craig" wrote:
>> I dunno.... Like I said, cable was working fine over here on
>> both sides, now dhcp is failing on the linux side only. Note
>> that this is the SAME machine running win98/mandrake8.0....
>> -----Original Message-----
>> *From:* Nat Bayles [mailto:webmaster at lanss.com]
>> *Sent:* Thursday, March 21, 2002 12:02 AM
>> *To:* brluglist at brlug.net
>> *Subject:* Re: [brluglist] Unannounced Cox network changes...??
>> Linux seems to be running fine on cable here (didn't want to
>> say cox, because it just didn't sound right...) But I also
>> have a router in between me and it....
>> Could be something about their DHCP and your flavor linux....
>> Who knows these daze...
>> CMB wrote:
>>> OK folks, do you know what's up? I have a dual boot system
>>> that uses cox internet service. They're network
>>> configurations were essentially the same and were the cox
>>> reccommended settings (for windoze). I've had both
>>> systems ticking along nicely, until tonight. The Linux
>>> networking is down over here while windows is up. I can
>>> only guess that an unnannounced configuration change has
>>> occurred... Anybody knows what gives ? Thanks, Craig
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