Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 441401
dhcp will not resolve correctly if /etc/dhclient.conf is missing
Last modified: 2008-08-01 19:34:12 EDT
Description of problem:
If /etc/dhclient.conf or /etc/dhclient-wlan0.conf is missing, my wireless
connection cannot get an ip address from dhcp. If I use touch to create both of
those files, it works.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 4.0.0-14
I have reproduced it multiple times on my x86_64 laptop with b43 chipset and 4.x
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try to connect with wireless and dhcp
2. touch /etc/dhclient.conf /etc/dhclient-wlan0.conf
3. Try to connect and it works
It needs those files to exist to get a dhcp addess on my wireless card.
It should not need those files.
I have no clue what causes this. I have tried it multiple times with the same
results. It is very weird. eth0 connects fine with dhcp.
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
I cannot reproduce this on the final F-9 release or on rawhide. If you can provide more details about
exactly how you are invoking dhclient and confirm that the bug is still happening in the F-9 final release,
please reopen the bug and provide that information.