Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

How to find in linux(fedora12) if dhcp is running on network?

share|improve this question

closed as too localized by Mokubai, Diogo, Randolph West, Renan, 8088 Aug 9 '12 at 2:45

This question is unlikely to help any future visitors; it is only relevant to a small geographic area, a specific moment in time, or an extraordinarily narrow situation that is not generally applicable to the worldwide audience of the internet. For help making this question more broadly applicable, visit the help center.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

Look at this post. Hope this helps you. – Octopus Apr 27 '10 at 9:06

Run a DHCP client. I'm not familiar with Fedora, but one of dhclient, pump or dhcpcd should be installed.

Assuming you only have one network interface and it is wired (eth0) then one of the following should work:

dhclient -d eth0
pump -i eth0
dhcpcd -d -f eth0
share|improve this answer

Run a sniffer and look for DHCP traffic.

share|improve this answer
What's a sniffer? Which one? How to look for DHCP traffic? – Tom Wijsman Jul 13 '12 at 1:36

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .