How to release IP not using "dhclient -r"
Posted on 2003-02-23
I have a cable connection that demands me to release the IP before switching to another OS (from Win to Linux and vice-versa). When I was using RedHat 8 I simply used "dhclient -r eth0" and it was done, but now I'm trying the ASPLinux distro, what is quite nice and fast, but it doesn't come with the dhclient package.
I intended to try installing the package from my RH CDs, but rpm complained of dependencies and I would need to mess TOO MUCH with the default installation to add it, so I'm wondering how could I release the IP from my machine without using dhclient.
The "great" support from my ISP told me to use ifconfig, but it only shuts down the adapter and doesn't release the IP.
Thanks in advance!
PS.: Don't try those funny answers like "why don't you just DON'T SWITCH OSes.." :)))))