Is there an MacOS command that makes a dhcp request, and renews the old lease, drops it for a new one, or usefully reports errors or lack of response from a dhcp server?
This would both help fix networking on the machine after problems on the network without rebooting and would also be useful to diagnose wider networking problems from a mac.
I can not find any command equivalent of dhclient though obviously some component must be serving this purpose. The question is, is that component exposed to a command line interface?
I am biased to the command line for these features and may have overlooked settings panels or tools that might solve it using a gui interface.
I believe this question is at the heart of this other question: Is there an equivalent command for 'init.d/networking restart' in OS X
To renew the lease:
sudo ipconfig set <interface> DHCP
Usually interface is en0 or en1.
To see all the gory details, run sudo ipconfig setverbose 1 before you run the above, then tail /var/log/system.log. After you're done, remember to run sudo ipconfig setverbose 0 to turn it off again.
sudo ipconfig setverbose 1
sudo ipconfig setverbose 0
Hey all. Bit of a possibly simple DHCP issue with my Ubuntu 10.04 Server (VMWare Guest). When I sudo dhclient eth0 it sends out plenty of DHCPDISCOVERs but doesn't get any DHCPOFFERs back from the router. Ping commands at this stage show connect: Network is unreachable.
sudo dhclient eth0
connect: Network is unreachable
Breakdown of the situation and troubleshooting I have already tried is below:
Previously: Ubuntu 8.04 Server was working perfectly with no modifications to package maintainer configs except aliasing in /etc/modprobe.d/aliases to disable IPv6.
Network topology: VMWare Guest using a network bridge to share the host's adapter. Host computer (XP Pro SP3) has a DHCP-assigned address (bound to a MAC address in the router config, as is the virtual machine as well). Another PC on the network is Xubuntu 10.04 Desktop. Others are XP Pro SP3/Vista Premium SP2. No issues with DHCP on any of these, they are all set up for full autoconfig. All computers connected via the same switch to a Draytek Vigor2820n.
Note: There is a DHCP issue with the Xubuntu 10.04 Desktop, which was temporarily solved by rm /etc/dhcp3/dhclient.conf, even though the .conf was the package maintainer's version. It's still broken, actually, nslookup works but firefox doesn't.
What I can do: Ping IPs on the network if I set VMWare's Network Adapter setting to NAT (our network is 192.168.1.* and the NAT is 192.168.0.*; I could ping on both networks). The hostname doesn't appear in the router config though, and if you attempt to access the IP in e.g Firefox it seems to find something but times out (running Apache on the server so I was trying to access that). I can access the VM by hostname from its host computer in this state.
Troubleshooting steps so far:
auto eth0 inet6 dhcp
I can provide output of any any all commands/files on either the server or my desktop (Xubuntu 10.04). Current settings for dhclient (no file), network/interfaces (auto eth0, iface eth0 inet dhcp), resolv.conf (nameserver 192.168.1.1) and nsswitch (hosts: files mdns4_minimal wins [NOTFOUND=return] dns mdns4) are sensible, unless we can find a way to resolve hostnames without WINS once DHCP is working.
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr <MACADDR>
inet addr:192.168.71.128 Bcast:192.168.71.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:65027 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:19745 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:5230093 (5.2 MB) TX bytes:2854793 (2.8 MB)
Interrupt:18 Base address:0x1400
lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:136 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:136 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:12688 (12.6 KB) TX bytes:12688 (12.6 KB)
To explain the acquired IP, right now I'm running it in "Host-only" mode just so that I can mount shares from the host computer to run processes which need to run in our business. If I set it to Bridged the output is the same minus the inet addr/bcast/netmask.
Output: dhclient (v3.1.3)
Listening on LPF/eth0/<MACADDR>
Sending on LPF/eth0/<MACADDR>
Sending on Socket/fallback
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 interval 5
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 interval 6
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 interval 12
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 interval 18
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 interval 10
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 interval 9
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 interval 1
No DHCPOFFERS received.
No working leases in persistent database - sleeping.
(I have also tried sending to 192.168.1.255 with the same result)
Thx in advance. Spent 3 days on this already so a different perspective is definitely welcome.
Also recently installed a fresh Ubuntu 10.04 Server on the latest VMWare Player. Same issue out of the box. I'm in the process of setting up a VirtualBox VM, it's taking a while since I have to compile the Open Source Edition and so I need VC++ Express. I'll let people know how that goes.
I'm stupid. The DHCP issue was resolved by disabling the firewall on the host. There's still a problem resolving DNS queries though.
Disabling packet filtering on the host firewall allowed DNS queries to resolve properly. I still have trouble accessing the HTTP services beyond the login page of our intranet but that would be a different issue I imagine.
Does your VM allow you to Dynamically register it's name with a DNS server? I've tried everything with 10.04.01 / VM to get it to register with our DNS servers and nothing has worked. 8.04 LTS is fine (after tweaking the dhclient.conf)