View Full Version : [ubuntu] dhclient takes a very long time

January 11th, 2013, 12:43 AM
I set up a macvlan and assign it IP address thru DHCP by using dhclient. This has worked fine until this morning. The following is what happens now:

$ sudo ip link add dev veth0 link eth0 type macvlan
$ sudo dhclient veth0
(....took so long to finish here. Then the following message appears: )
PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.

--- ping statistics ---
1 packets transmitted, 1 received, 0% packet loss, time 0ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 0.511/0.511/0.511/0.000 ms

dhclient still works but now it just takes so much longer(a few minutes at least). Anyone can shed me some light?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 64bit.

Thanks in advance