Howto configure AIX DHCP Client ?

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# 1  
Old 10-22-2001
Howto configure AIX DHCP Client ?

I use DHCP on my AIX box at home . I want to connect to my Cable ISP as a
DHCP Client . the thing I did was this :
Communications Applications and Services
Use DHCP for TCPIP Configuration and Startup
"Select the interface you want to use"
"Enter a hostname"

after that I edit /etc/resolv.conf it look like this

nameserver :  IP nameserver 1
nameserver :  IP nameserver 2

The DHCP Server serve me with a IP adress and I can connect via ftp, telnet
BUT : If I start the CDE and login, the following message appear :
Could not start DT Message System .......
....and have a look at your /etc/hosts for proper Hostname bla bla bla.

After pushing the ok Button the system goes back to de CDE login.

What did I wrong or forget ? Is there any guru outside who can give a
beginner a little finger Smilie

# 2  
Old 10-26-2001
Your problem does not should like it is DHCP related. First, please post the output of the command ifconfig -a .
# 3  
Old 10-26-2001
# ifconfig -a
        inet netmask 0xff000000 broadcast
        inet6 ::1/0
        inet netmask 0xfffffe00 broadcast
        inet netmask 0x0

# 4  
Old 10-26-2001
btw. if I edit the /etc/hosts and insert my local hostname and my current IP, I can run the CDE without any trouble,.
thx for hints.
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