Subject: Re: DHCP client, integration with ifconfig, etc.
To: None <tech-net@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Michael Richardson <email@example.com>
Date: 02/09/1997 11:05:53
>>>>> "Christian" == Christian Kuhtz <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Christian> On Sat, 08 Feb 1997 11:13:19 -0500, Michael Richardson
Christian> <email@example.com> wrote:
>> Okay, but there are some applications (e.g. bind) that need to
>> be notified when addresses change. I do not know if there is
>> any proposed API for doing this. It would be very nice to have
>> one... and I think others would adopt whatever we proposed.
Christian> Wait a second here. Why are you guys even talking
Christian> about runtime DHCP IP reconfiguration of a client?
Christian> A host should use DHCP to reacquire or verify its IP
Christian> address and network parameters whenever the local
Christian> network parameters may have changed; e.g., at system
Christian> boot time or after a disconnection from the local
Like, this means, when I take my notebook, in power save mode, from
my lan in my home office, to a lan at work. I don't expect telnet/ssh
connections, to stay up, but my bind may get screwed up. Other daemons
that bind specific addresses may have problems too. (Yes, there are
some reasons to do this)
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