The latest twist with the lousiest isp

Declan Moriarty declan.moriarty at gmail.com
Thu Dec 30 02:18:39 PST 2004


I sorted this one  a few days ago. For the archives only

On Fri, 24 Dec 2004 09:20:26 +0000, Declan Moriarty
<declan.moriarty at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> with dhclient doing dhcpdiscovers, and where are yous, the info
> section kept saying
> 
> Who does 82.6.181.254? Try 82.6.181.108 (82.6.181.254, btw is the local server.)
> Who does 82.6.181.254? Try 82.6.181.108
> But dhclient never does - it just keeps on asking. What file i is
> screwed up or missing? I checked resolv.conf, host.conf. hosts and
> they seem ok, although that server isn't listed.
> /etc/dhclient.conf isn't there, btw. This setup works in lfs-3.3

The answer turned out to be a dodgy APIC on via chipsets. Obvious, eh?

If that onboard nic has irq 11, all is well with the world. If tha
apic asserts itself at all, It screws up the interrupt table, irq 11
gets assigned twice or elsewhere, and the nic refuses to function.
Don't ask me why.

Now the above conversation can have it's syntax corrected to a more
normal dhcp interchange
Where is  82.6.181.254? Talk to me please
The answer is:
"Use  82.6.181.108 and piss off"

-- 
     All the Best

     Declan.



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