as i cannot find good docs on DHCP for uml using dhcrelay etc.)
Linux has a huge problem on clear & good instructions for normal users.
I have been coding for 15 years and i cannot make DHCP to work for 1+ week. Checking around, many senior linux friends never touched UML.
I'm using static ip for uml now to catch up with the schedule.
Would appreciate if you have good step-by-step instructions.
Thanks very much !
> Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2011 20:42:29 -0500 > From: firstname.lastname@example.org > To: email@example.com > CC: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com > Subject: Re: [uml-user] Cannot bringup DHCP (2.6.39 kernel + Debian 5.0 rootfs) > > The thing about DHCP is that the protocol is confined to an ethernet > broadcast domain, and a TUN/TAP connection to the host is a separate > broadcast domain from the LAN. It's a private ethernet with two hosts > on it. > > DHCP will work if one of the following is true: > The DHCP server is the UML host and dhcpd is listening on the > TAP device > a DHCP forwarder, like dhcrelay, is running on the host > UML is bridged to the host's eth > > The bridging option puts the UML on the LAN on a par with any physical > system on the ethernet. > > Jeff