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Completely releasing an IP address aquired by DHCP from the MAC

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I'm running OS8.1 w/ the latest Open Transport/TCP/IP on a PPC 6500/275 connected to a NT 4 Server. I'm wondering if there is a way to completely release an IP address aquired thru DHCP from the Mac side. When I get an address, I have a lease for 3days (set from the NT), I cannot find a way to completely release this address, only when the lease is up, or releasing it from the NT side. Is there a utility/software that can release the address given by the NT- from the MAC side? Can TCP/IP do it some way?
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There is a way:
Go into your TCP/IP Control Panel and select Edit -> User Mode.

Inside the window that pops up, select Advanced, then hit OK.

Now, there should be a button marked Options.  Select it, and turn TCP/IP to Inactive.

Close the TCP/IP control panel, hit the Save Button, and you're done.

The Mac has released all TCP/IP.  When you go back into the TCP control panel, turn TCP back on, and you're back in business!

I hope this answers your questions.
-Curtis
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Thanks for the answer. That'll work, I was hoping for a easier method, not to say that that way isn't easy, I was just wondering if there was a control panel/third party program, similar to the Windows Network utility that allows you to release or aquire a new address on the fly from a control panel. Instead of having to change settings-then saving- then restarting Tcp/Ip. If you come across something like that please let me know. thanks
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You're welcome.
I'll keep my eyes open...

-Curtis
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by:MAB
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You need to let the inactive option stand for 2 minutes, that is the time out period and then the "make active" button can be clicked again.
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In that case, it's much easier to close the control panel and re-open it again!

-Curtis
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