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 From:  Jonathan Mezach <jmezach at home dot nl>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  DHCP and DNS issues
 Date:  Mon, 26 Sep 2005 22:58:33 +0200

I've been using m0n0wall for quite some time now. I used to run the 1.0 
version on an old PC booting it from a CD. It's been working fine for a 
year or so, but now I'm having an issue. I've recently upgraded my own 
machine (from Slackware Linux 10.1 to 10.2 (kernel 2.4.31, custom 
compiled)) and I think the issues started then, but I'm not sure.

I used to be able to go to \\<hostname of my desktop> from my laptop 
(running Windows XP) and it worked fine, but now it stopped working. So 
I checked out my configuration, but it hadn't changed. So I then went to 
have a look at the DHCP leases, but there wasn't one there for my 
machine. So I tried to release and renew the IP address a couple of 
times, to no effect. I was quite puzzled, cause it used to work great 
and I didn't change anything to the m0n0wall configuration.

I then decided to upgrade m0n0wall, thinking it was a bug that had long 
been fixed. I've been wanting to upgrade to a newer version for a while 
now, so I thought why not. I also decided to use a harddisk instead of a 
CD, because of the floppies storing the configuration getting broken all 
the time. Anyway, I upgraded and it all went fine. I recreated my 
configuration (I couldn't use my previous one) and everything's fine 
again, except for the DHCP issue. It still doesn't register my own 
machine in the leases file. All the other machines on my network 
(another desktop running Windows XP, my laptop running Windows XP and 
another laptop running Windows XP) are getting registered in there.

Any idea what might have caused this? I really want it to go back to 
what it was, because its just easier sharing files among my laptop and 
desktop computer. Any help would be appreciated. Here's some info from 
the status.php page, and I've attached my m0n0wall configuration file as 

Name   m0n0wall.mezach.lan
Version   1.2b10
built on Sun Sep 11 11:22:30 CEST 2005
Platform   generic-pc
Uptime   00:36
Last config change   Mon Sep 26 20:18:07 UTC 2005


option domain-name "mezach.lan";
default-lease-time 7200;
max-lease-time 86400;
log-facility local7;
ddns-update-style none;
subnet netmask {
        pool {
        option routers;
        option domain-name-servers;
host s_lan_0 {
        hardware ethernet 00:04:61:48:23:A7;


Jonathan Mezach
monowall-config-26-09-2005.xml (7.5 KB, text/xml)
smime.p7s (4.9 KB, application/x-pkcs7-signature)