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re: CVS commit: src/share/man/man5

On 02/10/2012 23:23, matthew green wrote:
Committed By:   roy
Date:           Tue Oct  2 09:18:59 UTC 2012

Modified Files:
        src/share/man/man5: ifconfig.if.5 rc.conf.5

Log Message:
Discourage the use of ifconfig_bge0=dhcp and prefer setting dhcpcd=YES
in rc.conf(5) instead.

can you explain why?

i actually really like that dhcpcd (can) run on a per-interface basis,
and that i can control all this easily from rc.conf.

You can control dhcpcd on a per interface basis in dhcpcd.conf as well.
When running as single daemon you get the following benefits:
* Interface addition/removal support
* Intelligent routing preference if >1 interface connected to the same subnet or more than one default gateway present
* dhcpcd-dbus and thus dhcpcd-gtk support

None of these may be attractive to you personally, but this simple change would cut out about 80% of the support requests I get and that's quite attractive to me.



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