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Re: dhcpcd testing

On Sun, Jul 27, 2008 at 09:49:18PM +0200, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've just committed the update of dhcpcd to 4.0.0rc3.
> This version now includes link state control support, so
> if you unplug your cable and plug it back into a difference network [or
> your WLAN changed], it will automatically verify that the lease is still
> usable and obtain a new one otherwise.
> This functionality of course requires support in the network driver and
> e.g. bge(4) had some issues with this until recently. There is a known
> issue that wpa-enabled wireless sends the UP message too early, so if
> the authentication can take very long, DHCP may fail.
> Please give it a try and report any problems with both the client itself
> and network cards.
> You can enable dhcpcd either by starting it explictly via "dhcpcd $nic"
> or by setting ifconfig_$nic=dhcp in /etc/rc.conf. One handy option to
> set is dhcpcd_flags="-b -q", so that it will not wait at all.

A large and resounding "thank you" from me to Roy Marples for writing
and updating the new slimline dhcpcd, and to Joerg for importing it
into -current.

Good work, guys.


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