[TriLUG] dhcp timeout
jtickle at jtsoft.net
Tue Nov 16 09:19:48 EST 2004
I got sick of waiting and just disabled DHCP on startup... I figured
there was a timeout somewhere but never got the uber bit of curiosity to
It's a bit different on Gentoo, though, but it still makes sense.
In /etc/conf.d/net, uncomment dhcpcd_etho="" and add the option "-t
##" (for timeout).
Thanks for pointing me in the right direction!
On Mon, 2004-11-15 at 09:45 -0500, Jason Tower wrote:
> a handy tip for those folks running linux on a laptop:
> if you set the network interface(s) to be dhcp clients (as most people do)
> it can take a long time for the startup script to timeout when a dhcp
> server is not available. this can be alleviated by adding the line
> "DHCP_TIMEOUT=X" where X is the number of seconds before it times out to
> /etc/sysconfig/network. worked like a charm on my mandrake 10.1 laptop.
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