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Old 03-30-2002
Question local host setup

I am running Redhat 7.2. I am using a router with dhcp setup for my computer. When logging in, I get the error "dhcppc1 not found". My router assigned that host name to my pc for dhcp. It says to modify the /etc/hosts file to keep from having any problems. Everything seems to be working ok (internet,etc.). How do I see what ip address I was assigned from dhcp? And if my ip chages because of dhcp, is there an entry I can use in /etc/hosts for dhcp instead of the current ip to keep from having any changing conflicts? Thanks, Jeremie
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Old 03-31-2002
You should leave all entries for the DHCP IP out of the hosts file unless you can statically assign an IP/hostname to the same host by MAC address. To find out what IP is attached to an interface, use:
Code:
ifconfig -a

The output will look something like this:

Code:
# ifconfig -a
lo0: flags=1000849<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST,IPv4> mtu 8232 index 1
        inet 127.0.0.1 netmask ff000000
hme0: flags=1000843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST,IPv4> mtu 1500 index 2
        inet 192.168.0.2 netmask ffffff00 broadcast 192.168.0.255
        ether 8:0:20:90:ba:70

Ignore the lo interface with the 127.0.0.1 IP, look at the other.
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Old 03-31-2002
Thanks for the help!
 
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