Subject: Re: ntpd fails to establish connection with server
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Michael van Elst <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/16/2006 17:35:18
kardel@NetBSD.org (Frank Kardel) writes:
>Could you please send-pr that dhclient issue ? That way we get a
>change to look into that.
The DHCP client is requesting that an interface be configured as
required in order to send packets prior to receiving an actual address.
For clients which use the BSD socket library, this means configuring
the interface with an IP address of 0.0.0.0 and a broadcast address of
255.255.255.255. For other clients, it may be possible to simply con-
figure the interface up without actually giving it an IP address at
all. The interface name is passed in $interface, and the media type
Our dhclient uses bpf, so configuring a dummy address to make IP sockets
work is probably not necessary.
Michael van Elst
"A potential Snark may lurk in every tree."