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Re: wpa_supplicant before dhcpcd
On Sat, Aug 23, 2008 at 09:39:31AM +1000, Daniel Carosone wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 22, 2008 at 09:52:54PM +0200, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> > On Fri, Aug 22, 2008 at 02:44:38PM -0500, David Young wrote:
> > > > At least dhclient at the moment can't be used that way as it will bitch
> > > > if it is already running.
> > >
> > > Yes, it can. I believe that your assumptions are different than mine.
> > ifconfig_bge0=dhcp
> > ifconfig_wpi0=dhcp
> > This can't easily work with dhclient as you can have only one instance
> > of dhclient at the same time.
> Why can you have only one instance? Because dhclient has a control
> socket, and multiple instances started using the same default socket
> Why does dhclient have a control socket? So that the running instance
> can have changes made to it, like adding and removing interfaces,
> releasing and restarting leases, etc.
> How does this help rc configuration like this? rc starts one
> dhclient, and each of the ifconfig_* lines like above triggers the
> appropriate helper which sends the appropriate control messages.
> Since we're talking about assumptions, these are my assumptions (and I
> suspect are close to David's) based on descriptions in dhclient and
> omshell manpages.
I had assumed that the ifconfig_* lines could guide rc.subr(8) as it
augmented the dhclient_flags variable with the help of a shell subroutine
that /etc/rc.d/dhclient would provide for the purpose.
David Young OJC Technologies
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