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Where can I find dhclient.conf on Fedora 26

asked 2017-09-03 19:47:11 -0500

newbei gravatar image

updated 2018-11-04 04:11:31 -0500

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Hi There,

I am trying to find dhclient.conf on my fedora installation, however could not understand why its not in /etc/dhcp/.

If anyone can help me how to create one, as I tried doing "dhclient -cf" but to no success.

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answered 2017-09-04 00:15:08 -0500

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updated 2017-09-04 00:17:24 -0500

According to man dhclient:

   -cf config-file
          Path to the client  configuration  file.   If  unspecified,  the
          default  /etc/dhcp/dhclient.conf  is used.  See dhclient.conf(5)
          for a description of this file.

When using NetworkManager the configuration file would be created in /var/lib/NetworkManager/, and NetworkManager would take care of everything.

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answered 2017-09-03 20:35:54 -0500

sideburns gravatar image

Welcome to ask.fedora. I'm not running F 26, but in 25 it's in /usr/lib/dracut/modules/40network. As far as creating it, it's owned by root, with permissions -rw-r--r-- so you'd have to create it using sudo and set the permissions. To find out what belongs in it, use man dhclient.conf to make sure you're doing it right. Good luck, and keep us informed.

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The file /usr/lib/dracut/modules.d/40network/dhclient.conf is not likely to be used unless you require network to become active before mounting the root file system, for example your root file system is a nfs file system. dracut is all about the initial ram disk used during the boot process.

villykruse gravatar imagevillykruse ( 2017-09-04 00:20:52 -0500 )edit

answered 2017-09-04 18:37:19 -0500

newbei gravatar image

I got it solved... Yeah!!! thanks all.. Below is what I did...

created a file /etc/dhcp/dhclient.conf

then did: dhclient -cf /etc/dhcp/dhclient.conf

then: service NetworkManager stop

service NetworkManager start.

and it solved my issue...

all was done as root.

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