Short questions on DHCP

DJ Lucas dj at
Fri Oct 22 13:58:21 PDT 2004

"D.Moriarty" <declan.moriarty at> wrote in message 
news:417935C5.8050307 at

> Gentlemen, The problem is mine: I am sending packets I think(checked with 
> tcpdump)  receiving packets, dropping them all and listening to none.
> eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:50:70:22:C5:73
>           RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:166 overruns:0 frame:0
>           TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
>           collisions:0 txqueuelen:100
>           RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
>           Interrupt:16 Base address:0x2000

Okay, again, only stabs in the dark here...if using a module, yank it out of 
modules.conf for bootup, then put it back after boot.  Set 'dmesg -n 7', and 
then 'modprobe eth0' and send the output here (if you've not gotten it to 
work).  Also, maybe you can force the card to 10Mb half, or if it's at half 
(unlikely), then full in the modules options.  Other options, force it with 
a static setup...non routable like and see if you can hit 
something else on the same switch or through a crossover cable attached to 
another PC configured with an address in the same range.  Lets take out all 
the NTL variables and be certain that it is a driver issue and not some 
incompatability between your modem and the NIC.

>           TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0

This looks as if absolutely nothing is happening.

> tcpdump: pcap_loop: recvfrom: Network is down
> 4 packets captured
                                                    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ???

-- DJ Lucas 

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