Subject: Re: dhclient
To: David Laight <>
From: Johnny Billquist <bqt@Update.UU.SE>
List: current-users
Date: 10/30/2004 11:01:35
On Sat, 30 Oct 2004, David Laight wrote:

> 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.

Don't dhcp-script offer this capability?

>> * 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.

That's probably not that difficult. Start dhclient for one interface at a 
time, and if binding for that interface fails, go on to the next one.

It's probably not doable in parallell.

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



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