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Re: dhcpcd vs dhclient

On Thu, Jul 29, 2010 at 9:07 PM, Chris Ross <> 
>  I have a -current machine that I was bringing online, and while I've used 
> dhclient on my machines for years (mostly with the DHCP server configured to 
> hand out static addresses based on MAC), I notice that dhcpcd exists now, and 
> is what happens when you put ifconfig_xx0="dhcp" into rc.conf.  So, I thought 
> I'd try it.
>  On my 5.99.36 i386 machine from mid-July, it seems highly unreliable.  More 
> often than not it fails to get an address, and seems to not be running by the 
> time the machine gets to multi-user, without having logged anything.
>  First, what is the pro vs con on using dhcpcd instead of dhclient?  Why is 
> one better than another?  Then, after that, is anyone using dhcpcd 
> successfully on a -current machine of any architecture?

Add the following dhcpcd options;
-b -t 0

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