Subject: Re: dhclient in rc*/netstart
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Michael C. Richardson <email@example.com>
Date: 01/26/1999 21:50:24
>>>>> "Curt" == Curt Sampson <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Curt> On 26 Jan 1999, Chris G. Demetriou wrote:
>> Jason Thorpe <email@example.com> 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-)
Curt> Indeed. But it would be nice to support having /var on NFS, or
Curt> whatever, on a host configured with dhcp. Does it work for you if
Curt> we put the leases database files in a directory called
Curt> /etc/dhclient.db, (or whatever) and you symlink it elsewhere if it
Curt> shouldn't be on root?
That doesn't work for me.
I prefer that you simply create /var/db on your writeable root either
put a symlink there, and NFS mount whatever you need either on top of /var,
or on its subdirectories. If you need to, you could also just restart
dhclient after you have mount /var.
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