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Re: dhcpcd vs dhclient

On Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 12:06 AM, Chris Ross 
<> wrote:
> On Jul 29, 2010, at 9:28 PM, matthew sporleder wrote:
>> On Thu, Jul 29, 2010 at 9:07 PM, Chris Ross 
>> <> wrote:
>>>  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.
>> Add the following dhcpcd options;
>> -b -t 0
>  I had tried adding -w, to avoid an error I was getting from ntp later in the 
> boot.  As there are other things in the boot process that need network 
> connectivity, it seems like -b would be the opposite of what I want.
>  I can see now that I'm getting the same failure of ntpdate.  If -b is 
> required to make dhcpcd work, but I need -w to make the rest of the boot 
> process work, there seems to be an impass.
>  Why had you suggested -b -t 0?

I was using it so that I had an ip by the time I finished booting
instead of waiting for dhcpcd to fail, finish booting, and then having
to run /etc/rc.d/network restart.  I think it had something to do with
wpa_supplicant starting up too late in the boot process.

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