Subject: Re: dhcpd(8) _cannot_ be completely disabled on an interface
To: Jim Wise <email@example.com>
From: Perry E. Metzger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/07/2002 00:00:56
Jim Wise <email@example.com> writes:
> The problem is, unlike the other udp ports which dhcpd(8) uses (67,
> 111), dhcpd does _not_ listen on port 68. It appears that it is using
> bpf to snatch packets directly from the wire.
Why does it need to do that, anyway? Is there a good reason for it?
My suspicion is that it is done only so it can get the MAC address of the
requester or some such, and there should reasonably be a better way to
deliver such information to an application.
Perry E. Metzger firstname.lastname@example.org
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