Subject: Re: DHCP client, integration with ifconfig, etc.
To: Michael Richardson <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: tech-net
Date: 02/09/1997 22:57:15
Michael Richardson writes:
>     Christian> Wait a second here.  Why are you guys even talking
>     Christian> about runtime DHCP IP reconfiguration of a client?
>   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)

I would assume that the apmd would trigger a dhcp to try to aquire new
network resources for you on your new lan...

BTW, being able to do this would be dramatically useful for me!
(though sadly, DHCP has no security in it :( )