dhclient: lease renewal woes

Rudy Zijlstra rudy at grumpydevil.homelinux.org
Wed Aug 29 15:23:18 UTC 2012

On 29-08-12 17:00, Mr Dash Four wrote:
>>>> Otherwise do you have a system that you could run your own dhcp 
>>>> server on?
>>> That won't help me much because, as I stated above, this is my exit 
>>> point to the "world" and without this I won't be connected at all.
>> Actually, you can make that work. You can take the parameters that 
>> the modem gives out:
>> - default router
>> - DNS
>> - network mask
>> and provide those from another DHCP server after disabling the DHCP 
>> server in the CM.
> How? I know all of the parameters you listed above as they've never 
> changed (and I am with this provider close to 10 years now), but I 
> also need my own (i.e. my firewall's) IP address when I get it from my 
> provider (and this IP address changes from time to time, so it is not 
> a constant), so how am I going to pull that one off?

You surprise me. If the modem is the DHCP server in your network, then 
the modem LAN IP address, usually or so, should be your 
firewall/gateway address.

What additional firewall are you talking about?

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