Subject: Re: DHCP client, integration with ifconfig, etc.
To: None <tech-net@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Erik E. Fair <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/09/1997 11:14:17
No matter what we do, kernel wise, a variety of user programs will have to
change; in particular, no program will be able to keep a copy of the
system's IP address, because it might change right underneath its
proverbial nose. They'll have to check every time. Of course, the Windows &
MacOS worlds have had to do this too, so there's no reason we can't also.