Subject: Re: dhclient in rc*/netstart
To: Jason Thorpe <>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <>
List: tech-net
Date: 01/26/1999 09:49:35
Jason Thorpe <> writes:
> dhclient requires /var to be mounted :-/
> dhclient should be changed to use a directory in /etc (/etc/dhcp/ maybe?).

That's a step away from a shareable/read-only /.  That makes it a bad
thing.  8-)

e.g. with the Shark, we created a read-only shareable root partition
that you could boot multiple clients off of simultaneously.  being
able to support that, _especially_ when using diskless clients with
dhcp, is somewhat important.

Chris Demetriou - -
Disclaimer: Not speaking for NetBSD, just expressing my own opinion.