Subject: Re: ntpd fails to establish connection with server
To: None <>
From: Michael van Elst <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/16/2006 17:35:18 (Frank Kardel) writes:

>Could you please send-pr that dhclient issue ? That way we get a
>change to look into that.

From dhclient-script(8):

       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 and a broadcast address  of   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
       in $medium.

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."