Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 31377
Network Hangs when using dhcp
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:59 EDT
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at boot up the systen hangs at bring up eth0, I am using a cablemodem
connection with dhcp, eth0 is a tulip card, eth1 is using eepro100
Steps to Reproduce:
1.shut down and restart
Happens also with @home cable modems (although it does not hang, it eventually
Fixed it by modifying the ifup script to pass the hostname to pump - @home DHCP
server expect the hostname in order to return the proper IP address.
Looking at the scripts (before mods) it appears that it should pass the
hostname, but that doesn't seem to work.
To make matter worse, the installer doesn't even ask for a hostname if DHCP is
@home requires a hostname to assign your IP address. This can be fixed in (at
least) two ways, by editing ifup, which I personally think is a bit of a hack,
or by adding the following line to /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0:
This parameter is passed to ifup and will satisfy @home's server.
Sorry about the misinformation in the previous comment, the '@home' string
should not be included in the edit to ifcfg-eth0, correct line should be:
Sounds resolved to me.