Subject: Re: dhclient
To: <>
From: David Laight <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/30/2004 09:30:10
On Sat, Oct 30, 2004 at 12:21:52AM +0200, Lennart Augustsson wrote:
> Is there some way to make dhclient work like you want
> in this century?  Or is there a replacement?
> Some wishes:
> * I have interfaces that come and go.  dhclient
>   should notice this.
> * With multiple interface it should only configure
>   one of them for use, and you should be able to specify
>   priority.  If you don't say anything prefer wires over
>   wireless.

You may want all, you may only want one...

> * dhclient should not use programs from /usr.  It might not
>   be mounted when dhclient runs.

* avoid running a bpf tap on every interface (I've looked at a derivative
  of this code once, it only needs the 'tap' for part of the initialistaion.
  Making it dynamic makes dhcp work on dynamic interfaces.)


David Laight: