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Re: Retiring dhclient

On Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 06:21:43AM +0800, Ted Lemon wrote:
> On Nov 16, 2011, at 12:10 AM, Joerg Sonnenberger 
> <> wrote:
> > I would like to retire dhclient before netbsd-6. I don't think it
> > provides a functional advantage over dhcpcd. The reverse is not true.
> > I want to collect TODO items for this to happen, mostly in the
> > documentation section to deal with the changes.
> Huh.   I too think that dhclient is desperately lacking in functionality,
> but I'm curious to know why you think dhcpcd is a big improvement.
> IMHO there actually _isn't_ a good open source network configuration
> program, and the fact that 'dhcpcd' has the acronym 'dhcp' in it tends
> to lead me to assume that it's no exception.

With minimal configuration, I could get a working roaming setup on my
old laptop. E.g. based on availability, it switched between Ethernet,
Wireless and 3G.

At least for DHCPv4, I am not aware of any functionality in the older
dhclient version in base or in newer DHCP3 that dhcpcd is missing.
Please correct me if I am wrong. On the positive side, it is
significantly smaller than the version of dhclient we have in base.

> Having said that, I would certainly like to see this problem solved,
> and if you really think that dhcpcd is part of the path to solving it,
> I guess it sounds like a good idea.

Let me give back the question to you -- what problems do you see and
would like to get solved better?


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