Hi, I have just found a mysterious file reside in /etc/, which has the name of dhclient.conf.
I don't remember I have set this up and I have no idea about the host names defined in it.
And there is no such interface called ep0 here.
What does it do?
send host-name "andare.fugue.com";
send dhcp-client-identifier 1:0:a0:24:ab:fb:9c;
send dhcp-lease-time 3600;
supersede domain-name "fugue.com home.vix.com";
prepend domain-name-servers 127.0.0.1;
request subnet-mask, broadcast-address, time-offset, routers,
domain-name, domain-name-servers, host-name;
require subnet-mask, domain-name-servers;
media "-link0 -link1 -link2", "link0 link1";
option subnet-mask 255.255.255.255;
medium "link0 link1";
option host-name "andare.swiftmedia.com";
option subnet-mask 255.255.255.0;
option broadcast-address 126.96.36.199;
option routers 188.8.131.52;
option domain-name-servers 127.0.0.1;
renew 2 2000/1/12 00:00:01;
rebind 2 2000/1/12 00:00:01;
expire 2 2000/1/12 00:00:01;
dhclient.conf holds settings for dhclient, which is used to get dhcp settings for an ethernet interface.
I believe arch uses dhcpcd though, so I am not sure why you have it. Check to see if you have a dhclient binary somewhere
updatedb; locate dhclient
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Ya, there is dhclient in /sbin.
I didn't install it.
Perhaps it is pulled down because of dependencies?
But even if I have it, I don't think the config file has anything to do with my network...
dhclient is part of the dhcp package i.e. dhcp server/client/relay. If your machine is only going to be a dhcp client, you should remove dhcp and just use dhcpcd.
Ooopppsss.... dhcp seems to be a dependency to firestarter... so pacman couldn't remove it...
use the -d switch
I set my box to use static IP.
So I suppose this is not a problem?
Or do I have to remove it?