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16.3. Configuring a DHCPv4 Client
To configure a DHCP client manually, modify the
/etc/sysconfig/networkfile to enable networking and the configuration file for each network device in the
/etc/sysconfig/network-scriptsdirectory. In this directory, each device should have a configuration file named
eth0is the network device name.
Make sure that the
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0file contains the following lines:
DEVICE=eth0 BOOTPROTO=dhcp ONBOOT=yes
To use DHCP, set a configuration file for each device.
Other options for the network script include:
DHCP_HOSTNAME— Only use this option if the DHCP server requires the client to specify a host name before receiving an IP address.
<answer>is one of the following:
/etc/resolv.confwith information from the server. This is the default.
no— Do not modify
If you prefer using a graphical interface, see Chapter 10, NetworkManager for instructions on using NetworkManager to configure a network interface to use DHCP.
For advanced configurations of client DHCP options such as protocol timing, lease requirements and requests, dynamic DNS support, aliases, as well as a wide variety of values to override, prepend, or append to client-side configurations, see the