Subject: dhclient and backgrounding
To: None <>
From: Zafer Aydogan <>
List: tech-net
Date: 11/15/2006 16:07:56
hello list,

does dhclient do no backgrounding ?
I mean, if I turn on my computer (dhclient=yes) and forget to turn on
my switch, which is connected to my router, who has a dhcp server, I
do not get a lease when I turn it back on afterwards.

I thought, that dhclient would sit and wait until it notices the dhcp
server is back up and then requests a lease so that I can get an IP
Adresss, but nothing happens.

The dhclient process is still alive and the only way I know to
workaround this is to pkill dhclient and restart dhclient.

Am I missing something ?

On the contrary, this works on XP flawlessly.