I started having some network problems today and was about to throw in the towel and start finding replacement hardware when I shut the machine down and notices the ping window I left open to the machine I just shutdown was still getting replies. That made my network problems a little clearer. The thing is, I get my IP Address from a DHCP server, so I am guessing someone set their IP address to one in the DCHP servers range. Is there a way to release the ipaddress I have and get a new one different than the one that is currently assigned to me. Usually there is a lease timer on these things and if I release and renew I will get the same IP address that I already have, which conflicts with someone on the network.
I am on a RHEL 5.x box and have tried releasing and renewing the IP address, but keep getting the same address ( which is conflicting with someone else on the network )