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Re: DHCP client with minimal functionality and size

On Fri, 11 Apr 2008 15:04:20 -0400
Thor Lancelot Simon <> wrote:

> For all the flaws of ISC dhclient the use of scripts for managing
> configuration files after state changes, and the set of variables it
> provides to them, are very well thought out.  Done properly --
> dhclient does not do it properly! -- it should make a DHCP client
> smaller, not larger, since all the work of writing ntp.conf etc. can
> be deferred to the shell.
Thanks; I was about to post the same thing.  There are a fair number of
things I dislike about dhclient, but the scripts actually help the
size, since I already have a shell, ifconfig, etc., lying around.

                --Steve Bellovin,

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