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DHCPCD timeouts on new archlinux installs

17 Aug 2013

In installing a new Cisco RV320 router at the office, I ran into some trouble with the DHCP server. My desktop could get an IP address, but my laptop couldn't. The request (with sudo dhcpcd -d -4 eth0) would just timeout without a response.

I compared the /etc/dhcpcd.conf file between machines and found that newer Archlinux installs configure the duid option. Disabled that and viola, dhcp works!