Subject: Re: bin/10002: `network' rc.d dependency is incomplete
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Simon Burge <email@example.com>
Date: 04/28/2000 21:40:46
> >Number: 10002
> >Category: bin
> >Synopsis: `network' rc.d dependency is incomplete
> The `network' dependency node in rc.d doesn't completely start
> the network. In fact, if you are using DHCP, it leaves the
> network woefully down. This causes some programs to behave
> erratically when they start.
> Use DHCP for network configuration. Watch it get started very
> late. Watch other programs behave poorly when this happens.
> I fixed this by making the current `network' node provide
> `network_basics'. The dhclient script in turn requires
> `network_basics' and provides `network'. This solves the
> network-isn't-quite-up problem.
It would make more sense to me to have a NETWORK dummy dependancy ala
DAEMON that requires "network" and "dhclient"...