Subject: problems with mode/media specifications in dhclient?
To: None <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/02/2005 05:29:56
I've been having problems using dhclient with media or mode statements 
in my interface specifications.  For example, I'm at the IETF meeting, 
and if I have

interface "ath0" {
	  media "nwid 'ietf63' -nwkey mode 11a";

in my dhclient.conf file, it doesn't get a lease.  Deleting that line 
and setting 'mode 11a' manually makes everything work.  I've had 
similar problems with wm0 -- saying "media autoselect" made it not work 
on the wired ports.  But setting manually made everything work well.

I'm running -current, kernel and userland, from about a month ago.  The 
only other options I have set that might be relevant are these:

timeout 60;
retry 30;
reboot 10;
select-timeout 5;
initial-interval 2;

		--Steven M. Bellovin,