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  1. #1
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    Feb 2005
    Ft. Lewis

    How do I clear and re-execute a dhcp request

    I know how to do this in windows. From the cmd promt you type
    IPCONFIG /RELEASE (clears any net info gained through DHCP)
    IPCONFIG /RENEW (performs a new dhcp request)

    I ask this because I switch between 2 different dhcp network and usually don't turn the laptop off when going from 1 to the other. Its only like a 5 minute walk. So does slack have a similar way to do this, I tried reading the man page on dhcpd but no matter what I do I just get a list of copyright information or something similar. Not to mention there are no switches listed in the man page to release or renew a new dhcp request.

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    Linux Guru sarumont's Avatar
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    Apr 2003
    Run one of these on your interface (assuming eth0 in the examples):

    dhclient eth0
    dhcpcd eth0
    pump eth0
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