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    IP conflict and cannot get a new IP


    I am using the network of my university and I have a IP conflict with a printer. I would like to get a new IP and I am really new to these things. I have just found that I had to use the command :

    dhclient -r eth0

    to release the ip. I have tried that but it did not work. The dhcp gives me the same ip again. I have tried to remove the info about eth0 in the file dhclient.leases. But still, I still get the same ip as that printer....

    I have also found that I could use this (without really finding out what it did) :

    /etc/init.d/networking restart

    And I get the same IP again. This is driving me crazy.

    Do you know any other solution ?

  2. #2
    Super Moderator Roxoff's Avatar
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    Aug 2005
    Nottingham, England
    It sounds like your printer isn't using DHCP. Your DHCP server is trying to keep things consistent for you and knows nothing of your printer's use of that address.

    Either update the printer's settings to use DHCP (or another IP address outside of the range used by DHCP) or update your DHCP server so that it doesn't use that address.
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