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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 :
Code:
smit
Communications Applications and Services
TCP/IP
Use DHCP for TCPIP Configuration and Startup
"Select the interface you want to use"
en0
"Enter a hostname"
OK

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

Code:
domain    hispeed.ch
nameserver :  IP nameserver 1
nameserver :  IP nameserver 2

The DHCP Server serve me with a IP adress and I can connect via ftp, telnet
ect.
BUT : If I start the CDE and login, the following message appear :
Could not start DT Message System .......
Code:
....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

Thx
zumbi
# 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
Code:
# ifconfig -a
lo0: flags=e08084b<UP,BROADCAST,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST,GROUPRT,64BIT>
        inet 127.0.0.1 netmask 0xff000000 broadcast 127.255.255.255
        inet6 ::1/0
en0: flags=e080863<UP,BROADCAST,NOTRAILERS,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST,GROUPRT,64BIT>
        inet 62.2.67.90 netmask 0xfffffe00 broadcast 62.2.67.255
et0: flags=e080863<UP,BROADCAST,NOTRAILERS,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST,GROUPRT,64BIT>
        inet 0.0.0.0 netmask 0x0
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# 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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