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Jul
19
comment ifconfig not reporting DHCP-assigned address
Yes, I stumbled across this in my searches, but "ip" isn't in the distro I'm using as a starting point, and finding a solution within my current quiver is more desirable than going and getting a whole 'nother quiver. (BTW, I'm using Porteus which comes from Slackware 13)
Jul
19
answered ifconfig not reporting DHCP-assigned address
Jul
19
comment ifconfig not reporting DHCP-assigned address
The appliance has two modes: if you put it on a network with a DHCP server, it should get its address that way; but if you put it on a network with no DHCP server (most likely a crossover cable computer-to-computer connection), it needs to self-assign an address. My Mac has similar behavior, but the way Apple does it is they wait 30-60 seconds and self assign if no DHCP address shows up. I'd rather not have to wait, and in the past, I haven't needed to. The crux of my problem is that ifconfig is not showing me the address that dhcpcd assigned, and I do not understand why not.
Jul
18
asked ifconfig not reporting DHCP-assigned address