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

In article <>,
Roy Marples  <> wrote:
>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.

Can't we have the best of both worlds by allowing dhcpcd to receive messages
to configure interfaces as rc parses interface configurations? Then we can
have still one instance, but not requiring to mention the interfaces in the
configuration file?


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