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Re: dhcpcd vs dhclient
Yeah, I've done that before in /etc/ifconfig.xx0 files. In this case, I was
trying to use the automagic dhcpcd startup provided by a:
in the /etc/rc.conf. It appeared that using a "up ; !sleep 3 ; dhcp" didn't do
the job. I suppose I should try with a longer sleep, just to make sure it
doesn't work, but after the aforementioned attempt there wasn't a dhcpcd
running at all, so I worried that such "advanced" usage of the "dhcp" builtin
magic might not be supported.
Thanks for your advice. I'll try a longer sleep and see how that works (or
On Jul 30, 2010, at 4:05 PM, Brian Buhrow wrote:
> Hello. We have a number of Cisco switches with spanning tree
> protection turned on. this causes the link to come up on the physical port
> about 15-20 seconds before packets are permitted to flow through the
> interface. If you're running into this, you might ry putting the following
> in your/etc/ifconfig.wm0 or ifconfig.nfe0, or what ever your interface is
> !sleep 30
> Then, dhclient or dhcpdc should be able to get an address right away.
> On Jul 30, 12:06am, Chris Ross wrote:
> } Subject: Re: dhcpcd vs dhclient
> } On Jul 29, 2010, at 9:28 PM, matthew sporleder wrote:
> } > On Thu, Jul 29, 2010 at 9:07 PM, Chris Ross
> <cross+netbsd%distal.com@localhost> =
> } 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.
> } >=20
> } > 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?
> } - Chris
>> -- End of excerpt from Chris Ross
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