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Obtaining an IP Address via DHCP with Pump on a Knoppix System

To obtain an IP address via the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) on a Knoppix Linux system, you can use pump. As root, you can issue the commands below:

ifconfig eth0 up
pump -i eth0

The options available for pump are shown below:

root@Knoppix:~# pump --help
Usage: pump [OPTION...]
  -c, --config-file=STRING     Configuration file to use instead of
  -h, --hostname=hostname      Hostname to request
  -i, --interface=iface        Interface to configure (normally eth0)
  -k, --kill                   Kill daemon (and disable all interfaces)
  -l, --lease=hours            Lease time to request (in hours)
  -L, --leasesecs=seconds      Lease time to request (in seconds)
  --lookup-hostname            Force lookup of hostname
  -r, --release                Release interface
  -R, --renew                  Force immediate lease renewal
  -v, --verbose                Log verbose debug info
  -s, --status                 Display interface status
  -d, --no-dns                 Don't update resolv.conf
  --no-gateway                 Don't set a gateway for this interface
  --no-setup                   Don't set up anything
  --no-resolvconf              Don't set up resolvconf
  --no-bootp                   Ignore non-DHCP BOOTP responses
  --script=STRING              Script to use
  --win-client-ident           Set the client identifier to match Window's

Help options:
  -?, --help                   Show this help message

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