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solved:restart dhcp..
« on: December 18, 2007, 04:27:52 am »

hi, i use soho 5.8..

and a cablemodem with dynamic my box has installed dhcp

just out of can i restart the dhcp server on my box?

first i searched the location...

root:# find / -name dhcp* | grep bin

but there is no dhcp under /sbin
is there a easier way to accomplish this?
i only saw a dump-file there..afaik it is also dhcp related..

btw: how can i restart my networkcard?
/etc/rc.d/rc.inet1   stop|start|restart...if i do this..then the dhcp-server will also be manipulated...but is there a way, how i can manipulate the dhcp-server without affecting the nic?

greets günter
« Last Edit: December 19, 2007, 08:24:23 am by ghartl1 »


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Re: restart dhcp..
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2007, 05:40:10 am »

Are you referring to the dhcp client daemon on your VL box? That is /sbin/dhcpcd.
The dhcp server would be on your cable modem or router.

To stop the client you can do (as root):
killall dhcpcd

To restart it:
dhcpcd eth0 (assuming your network card is eth0).

Or, are you running your VL box as a router/dhcp server for other computers on your network?
« Last Edit: December 18, 2007, 05:44:42 am by nightflier »


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Re: restart dhcp..
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2007, 09:12:05 am »

i get the ip from a dhcp server (thats my i only need a client...) but i cant see the client ?? in /usr/sbin...

killall dhcpcd..says no process killed...

my output from sbin..sorry its not aligned...

root:# ls
NdisConfig*             grpconv*            iwpriv*          removepkg*         udump*
accept*                 grpunconv*          iwspy*           repquota*          umount.cifs*
acpid*                  grub*     *  restore*           upgradepkg*
adduser*                grub-install*       klogd*           ripquery*          useradd*
alsaconf*               grub-md5-crypt*     lastlog*         routed*            userdel*
alsactl*                grub-set-default*   logoutd*         rpc.bootparamd*    usermod*
apmd*                   grub-terminfo*      logrotate*       rpc.lockd@         utempter*
atd*                    gslapt*             lpadmin*         rpc.mountd*        vigr@
atrun*                  hdparm*             lpc*             rpc.nfsd*          vipw*
automount*              ibench*             lpinfo*          rpc.rquotad*       visudo*
backup*                 icmpinfo*           lpmove*          rpc.rusersd*       warnquota*
cfdisk*                 iconvconfig*        makebootdisk*    rpc.rwalld*        winbindd*
checkinstall*           idecrypt*           makepak*         rpc.statd@         wpa_cli*
chpasswd*               ifplugd*            makewhatis*      rpcinfo*           wpa_passphrase*
clockdiff*              ifplugstatus*       mkinitrd*        rwhod*             wpa_supplicant*
config-services*        ifrename*           mkpasswd*        safe_finger*       xfs_admin*
crond*                  ikeygen*            mount.cifs*      saned*             xfs_bmap*
ctrlaltdel*             in.comsat*          mount.smbfs@     saslauthd*         xfs_check*
cups-genppd.5.0*        in.fingerd*         mouseconfig*     sasldblistusers2*  xfs_copy*
cups-genppdconfig.5.0*  in.identd*          netdate*         saslpasswd2*       xfs_db*
cups-genppdupdate.5.0*  in.ntalkd@          newusers*        setquota*          xfs_estimate*
cupsaddsmb*             in.rexecd*          nfsstat*         sfdisk*            xfs_freeze*
cupsd*                  in.rlogind*         nhfsgraph*       shadowconfig*      xfs_fsr*
dnsmasq*                in.rshd*            nhfsnums*        showmount*         xfs_growfs*
dpasswd*                in.talkd*           nhfsrun*         slapt-get*         xfs_info*
dump-acct*              in.telnetd*         nhfsstone*       slattach*          xfs_io*
dump-utmp*              in.tftpd*           nmbd*            slpd*              xfs_logprint*
edquota*                in.timed*           nscd*            smbd*              xfs_mkfile*
ethtool*                in.writed*          nscd_nischeck*   swat*              xfs_ncheck*
exportfs*               installpkg*         parted*          syslog_tst*        xfs_quota*
faillog*                ip6tables*          partprobe*       syslogd*           xfs_rtcp*
fbmngplay*              ip6tables-restore*  pkgtool*         tcpd*              xfsdump@
fbset*                  ip6tables-save*     pluginviewer*    tcpdchk*           xfsinvutil*
fbtruetype*             iptables*           pwck*            tcpdmatch*         xfsrestore@
fusdd*                  iptables-restore*   pwconv*          testsaslauthd*     xqmstats*
gpm*                    iptables-save*      pwunconv*        testver*           zdump*
groupadd*               iwconfig*           quot*            timeconfig*        zic*
groupdel*               iwevent*            quotastats*      timedc*
groupmod*               iwgetid*            rarpd*           try-from*
grpck*                  iwlist*             rdisc*           udevmonitor*

but if i deinstall the dhcp.tgz internetconnection is possible.
with netconfig i set it to dhcp..yes and it works...
so where is my dhcp-client located?

any suggestions??

greets günter


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Re: restart dhcp..
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2007, 09:51:24 am »

Use as root in a console:

updatedb wait for that to finish about 1-2 min


locate dhcpcd

Should be in /etc

To accomplish what you want then dhcpcd <interface name>



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Re: restart dhcp..
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2007, 05:07:08 am »

I see dnsmasq listed. Brainstorming.. doesn't that one include a dhcp client as well as server?


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Re: restart dhcp..
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2007, 05:30:41 am »

No dnsmasq is a DSN forwarder works similar to bind.



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Re: restart dhcp..
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2007, 06:58:10 am »

i did it...

so at least i found dhcpcd in /etc...
but not in /usr/sbin

also..there is no such process running (dhcpcd)..or is this process only running when retrieving the ip?

here my output...after updatedb

root:# killall dhcpcd
dhcpcd: no process killed
root:# dhcpcd reaction..
root:# cd /usr/sbin/
root:# find dhcp
find: dhcp: No such file or directory
root:# find dhcp*
find: dhcp*: No such file or directory
root:# ls
NdisConfig*             icmpinfo*           newusers*          syslogd*
accept*                 iconvconfig*        nfsstat*           tcpd*
acpid*                  idecrypt*           nhfsgraph*         tcpdchk*
adduser*                ifplugd*            nhfsnums*          tcpdmatch*
alsaconf*               ifplugstatus*       nhfsrun*           testsaslauthd*
alsactl*                ifrename*           nhfsstone*         testver*
apmd*                   ikeygen*            nmbd*              timeconfig*
atd*                    in.comsat*          nscd*              timedc*
atrun*                  in.fingerd*         nscd_nischeck*     try-from*
automount*              in.identd*          parted*            udevmonitor*
backup*                 in.ntalkd@          partprobe*         udump*
cfdisk*                 in.rexecd*          pkgtool*           umount.cifs*
checkinstall*           in.rlogind*         pluginviewer*      upgradepkg*
chpasswd*               in.rshd*            pwck*              useradd*
clockdiff*              in.talkd*           pwconv*            userdel*
config-services*        in.telnetd*         pwunconv*          usermod*
crond*                  in.tftpd*           quot*              utempter*
ctrlaltdel*             in.timed*           quotastats*        vigr@
cups-genppd.5.0*        in.writed*          rarpd*             vipw*
cups-genppdconfig.5.0*  installpkg*         rdisc*             visudo*
cups-genppdupdate.5.0*  ip6tables*          removepkg*         warnquota*
cupsaddsmb*             ip6tables-restore*  repquota*          winbindd*
cupsd*                  ip6tables-save*     restore*           wpa_cli*
dnsmasq*                iptables*           ripquery*          wpa_passphrase*
dpasswd*                iptables-restore*   routed*            wpa_supplicant*
dump-acct*              iptables-save*      rpc.bootparamd*    xfs_admin*
dump-utmp*              iwconfig*           rpc.lockd@         xfs_bmap*
edquota*                iwevent*            rpc.mountd*        xfs_check*
ethtool*                iwgetid*            rpc.nfsd*          xfs_copy*
exportfs*               iwlist*             rpc.rquotad*       xfs_db*
faillog*                iwpriv*             rpc.rusersd*       xfs_estimate*
fbmngplay*              iwspy*              rpc.rwalld*        xfs_freeze*
fbset*        *     rpc.statd@         xfs_fsr*
fbtruetype*             klogd*              rpcinfo*           xfs_growfs*
fusdd*                  lastlog*            rwhod*             xfs_info*
gpm*                    logoutd*            safe_finger*       xfs_io*
groupadd*               logrotate*          saned*             xfs_logprint*
groupdel*               lpadmin*            saslauthd*         xfs_mkfile*
groupmod*               lpc*                sasldblistusers2*  xfs_ncheck*
grpck*                  lpinfo*             saslpasswd2*       xfs_quota*
grpconv*                lpmove*             setquota*          xfs_rtcp*
grpunconv*              makebootdisk*       sfdisk*            xfsdump@
grub*                   makepak*            shadowconfig*      xfsinvutil*
grub-install*           makewhatis*         showmount*         xfsrestore@
grub-md5-crypt*         mkinitrd*           slapt-get*         xqmstats*
grub-set-default*       mkpasswd*           slattach*          zdump*
grub-terminfo*          mount.cifs*         slpd*              zic*
gslapt*                 mount.smbfs@        smbd*
hdparm*                 mouseconfig*        swat*
ibench*                 netdate*            syslog_tst*

root:# /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 stop
Deleting gateway ...
Stopping network eth0 ...
****  dhcpcd: not running
root:# /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 start
Starting network eth0 using a DHCP server...
dhcpcd: MAC address = xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
dhcpcd: your IP address =
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:10:DC:24:73:12
          inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
          RX packets:37103 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:2256 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:4478757 (4.2 MiB)  TX bytes:396317 (387.0 KiB)
          Interrupt:20 Base address:0xc800


here the line about using dhcp....

     root:# cat /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf
# /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf
# This file contains the configuration settings for network interfaces.
# If USE_DHCP[interface] is set to "yes", this overrides any other settings.
# If you don't have an interface, leave the settings null ("").

# You can configure network interfaces other than eth0,eth1... by setting
# IFNAME[interface] to the interface's name. If IFNAME[interface] is unset
# or empty, it is assumed you're configuring eth<interface>.

# Several other parameters are available, the end of this file contains a
# comprehensive set of examples.

# =============================================================================

# Config information for eth0:

# Config information for eth1:
DHCP_HOSTNAME[1]="" idea where i can manipulate dhcp....
is it possible that the inetd daemon is my case this daemon is deactivated...dont need any network services...

anyway..thanks meanwhile for your time

greets günter


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Re: restart dhcp..
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2007, 07:08:09 am »

according to your first post dhcpcd is in /sbin
root:# find / -name dhcp* | grep bin
but you keep trying to find it in /usr/sbin??
as root you can call "dhcpcd eth0" without the path because /sbin is in your path.
to stop it you run "dhcpcd -k eth0"



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Re: restart dhcp..
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2007, 08:24:04 am »

dhcpcd -k eth0...worked...

and yes....dhcpcd is in /sbin


greets günter