Subject: Re: DHCP client, integration with ifconfig, etc.
To: Ted Lemon <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-net
Date: 02/08/1997 06:54:03
On Sat, 08 Feb 1997 09:46:14 -0500 
 Ted Lemon <> wrote:

 > I actually would like to propose some kernel changes to support DHCP
 > clienthood at some point, but I need to think about it a bit first.
 > The problem is that it should be possible to guarantee that the kernel
 > stops using an IP address once the lease runs out, and I think this
 > should be done by having a kernel process or event sitting around
 > removing addresses when they expire.   Any flames about The Right Way
 > of doing this would be considered with great interest.

Hmm, seems like this is very similar to how routing table (including arp)
entries expire... could probably use a similar mechanism...

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