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How to obtain a new IP address from DHCP server in Linux ?

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How to obtain a new IP address from DHCP server in Linux ?
posted Jun 11, 2014 by Vikram Luthra

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Below are two different methods of how this can be done at the command line:

ifconfig eth0 down

Running the above command would take the eth0 interface (the first network card) down. Which is the same as releasing the IP address from that network card.

ifconfig eth0 up

After the interface is taken down, typing in the above command would bring that interface back up.


dhclient eth0
answer Jun 12, 2014 by Samardeep Acharya
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