alternative to "ipconfig renew"

Henrik Brix Andersen brix
Tue Sep 6 00:57:00 PDT 2005

On Tue, 2005-09-06 at 00:56 -0400, Hyewon Jun wrote:
> In window, we can use "ipconfig renew" to obtain a new IP address
> using DHCP. Is there a similar command in Linux to obtain a new IP address
> from a DHCP server?

Depends on which DHCP client you are using. I use `dhcpcd` which will
attempt to renew the DHCP address of network interface eth1 if I issue
the command `dhcpcd -n eth1`.

Check the manual page for your DHCP client.

Henrik Brix Andersen <brix at>
Gentoo Metadistribution | Mobile computing herd
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