Short questions on DHCP

D.Moriarty declan.moriarty at
Sat Oct 23 01:34:46 PDT 2004

DJ Lucas wrote:
> "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

I'll get at those and report back. My read of the network stuff was that 
no conversation took place, but that the modem constantly asked was 
anything out there and nothing answered. ??

It is the first outing for the nic. I've not used it previously.


         With Best Regards,

         Declan Moriarty

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