Originally Posted by knc1
Since your here - another noob question ::
Why, when the config file has a static IP set, is this USBnetwork thing trying DHCP anyway?
Do not be too fast to answer this question, I need some time to set up the network tap and record stuff to confirm the above guesses.
I have no idea
I didn't write any part of the usbnetwork stuff, I'm only using it. usbnetwork is yifanlu's and NiLuJe's beast.
But I don't think (speculation!) that the Kindle tries to request a DHCP address.
For me (Ubuntu), it's actually the opposite: my laptop detects a new network connection and tries to autoconfigure itself. I have simply defined a profile matching the usb0 MAC address, which sets the laptop's IP address to the required value. So while it tries to autoconfigure, I just select that profile.