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Authored by: tsaar on Apr 04, '04 07:03:38AM

That's interesting.
How does uplugging your etheret cable renew your DHCP lease?
In my experience it doesn't (unless you unplug it for a looooong time, depending on the DHCP server's settings : the ones I used would give you a lease for a day or so....)



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Authored by: Marcot1 on Apr 04, '04 11:45:36AM

When the link is lost the OS shuts the port down and assumes its DHCP lease is now invalid/expired. When ever the connection is reestablished the OS will send out a DHCP request to obtain an IP regardless of the length of it's previous lease.



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Authored by: tsaar on Apr 08, '04 03:46:15PM

Aha....I see....you are right: I just unplugged my ethernet while looking at system.log and sure thing, it knows, shuts down and restarts several things. Cool :)

Well, looks like OsX behaves a lot better than win95 or winNT in that respect. On NT you'd have to be admin to forcibly renew your lease. Don't know about Win2000 or Xp though (but I dont want to /have to anymore...)



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