Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1301881
dhcp does not get the right IP address based on MAC address
Last modified: 2016-12-20 13:12:57 EST
Description of problem:
I use a "Orange Livebox Play" router who included a DHCP serve and I set this DHCP server to attribute a fixed IP address based on MAC address to my Fedora 23 box.
This Fedora box is a dual-boot box Fedora 23 and Windows 8.1
When booting on Windows 8.1 Windows get the right fixed address from DHCP but when booting on Fedora 23 Fedora get a random IP address in DHCP range.
I did tests with Fedora Lives.
F16 Live get the right fixed address, F21 and F23 Lives get a random address.
I noticed ifconfig return the MAC address in upper cases for F16 and in lower cases for F21 and F23
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. dhclient -v -r
2. dhclient -v
Fixed IP based on MAC address
Didier, I think it's some sort of https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Common_F21_bugs#IP_address_discovery_via_DHCP_does_not_work
You can try
# echo 'send dhcp-client-identifier = hardware;' >> /etc/dhcp/dhclient.conf
I created the file /etc/dhcp/dhclient.conf with the line:
send dhcp-client-identifier = hardware;
and it works.
Thanks for your help.
Ok, I'll leave this open since the bug #1154200 has already been closed (even I'm not going to "fix" this - as explained in the common bugs page).
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