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    Turning off DHCP server in CentOS 4.4

    I installed CentOS 4.4 in my home Desktop and during the installation of CentOS 4.4, I activated DHCP. I am using a cable modem for my internet connection. Now I want to deactivate DHCP but I don't know how. How can I accomplish this without a re-installation?

    Thank you.

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    Linux Guru Juan Pablo's Avatar
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    Mar 2006
    It should be something like this

    service dhcp stop
    service dhcpcd stop
    service dhclient stop

    Something like this may also help, it works on RHEL and CentOS is almost a clone

    RHEL: redhat-config-services
    CentOS: centos-config-services
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    I have tried all options mentioned above but I get the message:
    dhclient: unrecognized service
    for all of them. Any idea how to stop the DHCP server?
    Thank you

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    Blackfooted Penguin daark.child's Avatar
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    Apr 2006
    West Yorks
    Try reconfiguring your network using system-config-network.

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