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Re: DHCP client with minimal functionality and size

On Thu, Apr 10, 2008 at 06:07:33PM +0100, Roy Marples wrote:
> On Thursday 10 April 2008 18:01:32 Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:
> > On Thu, Apr 10, 2008 at 03:22:55PM +0100, Roy Marples wrote:
> > > However, you can stop dhcpcd from say installing default routes,
> > > touching /etc/resolv.conf or doing any ntp changes through command line
> > > options.
> >
> > Doing any NTP changes?  Please, say more.
> >
> > I don't want C programs mucking with my daemon configuration files.

Neither do I. At least not enabled by default.

> By default, dhcpcd will request a list of NTP servers to use from the DHCP 
> server. If none are given then dhcpcd does nothing. Otherwise it will 
> create /etc/ntpd.conf, and /etc/ntp.conf to work with this information. If 
> dhcpcd knows about the init system (it does for NetBSD rc) then it will also 
> restart ntp if it had to change the file.

And you will lose your old ntpd.conf that way.

I hope that this will never make it into NetBSD, if things like this are
enabled by default.

> This can be disabled with the -N option.
> It currently does similar for NIS also.


You mean you would start NIS if the other side provides NIS services?
That is not very desirable when you just want an ip address.


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