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Re: Setting up dhclient

On Mar 28, 2010, at 9:26 PM, Paul Goyette wrote:

> On Mon, 29 Mar 2010, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
>> You don't do anything special about it. It essentially works as if
>> carrier is found for the same time. That is if you don't tell it to
>> listen to specific interface, it will just pick up new interfaces and
>> use them accordingly.
>> I have an interface ppp0 entry in my dhcpcd.conf for example, to let it
>> manage the default route for ppp0, so if I want to use my UMTS stick, I
>> just have to start pppd and it gets the default route, independent of
>> any interfaces that are up at the time.
> Ah, OK. That's almost got it working the way I want it.
> The only last thing that would be really really nice is to have it 
> automatically run ifconfig for the interface to set up the wireless SSID and 
> WEP key.  I can plug in the interface, but dhcpcd just waits for carrier 
> until I configure the interface manually.
Do you run wpa_supplicant?  I find that that (usually) DTRT.

                --Steve Bellovin,

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