Subject: Re: modems and dhclient question
To: Jon <>
From: Rick Byers <>
List: port-i386
Date: 11/02/2001 16:32:30
You probably want to run dhclient only after your ppp session has been
established.  To prevent dhclient from running at boot time, remove
"dhclient=YES" from your /etc/rc.conf.

pppd has some facilities for running a program when the link comes up, so
you probably want to start dhclient that way.  I'm not sure exactly how to
do it though - check the pppd manpage.


On Fri, 2 Nov 2001, Jon wrote:

> Date: Fri, 2 Nov 2001 11:28:34 -0600
> From: Jon <>
> To:
> Subject: modems and dhclient question
> Set up in a nutshell
> Running NetBSD 1.5.2 as a gateway and dns to my local network.  Working just fine.
> Now I wish to use a modem to connect to my isp.
> This (right now anyway) I do not want to connect at boot time.
> I can connect, I am still having one or two problems but I am working on it.
> My question is this, I need to use dhclient so that I can connect to my isp and get the dns etc.  On boot time it fails and I have to press control-C to move on.
> I want to start the ppp connection when I am ready. How do I get it to still request the dhcp info? also how do I stop it from looking for it at boot time?