Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 111130
dhcpcd frequently fails stating no link present
Last modified: 2016-06-07 18:44:56 EDT
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Description of problem:
I have run twelve machines on a network all requesting leases and they
will install okay using dhcp; however following installation and
during boot dhcpcd will fail stating that there is no link present.
(This is during first and subsequent boots).
Using netconfig to set a stating IP address following by a service
network restart will bring up the interface.
I have also experienced this on a totally separate network on an
upgrade from RH9 through to RHEL3.
It makes no difference whether the lease is open or assigned to a
particular mac address.
I also tried using the previous RH9 kernel on the upgraded machine
with no change in results.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Run netconfig, choose dhcp and reboot
2. The machine will fail to pick up a lease in approximately 70% of
3.setting a static address will reverse this behaviour.
Actual Results: The machine fails to have an ip address assigned to eth0
Expected Results: The server should pick up the IP address assigned.
Does not happen with dhclient (dhcp-3.0.1).
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
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if the solution does not work for you.