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Re: Retiring dhclient

On Thu, Nov 24, 2011 at 01:36:22PM -0500, Nick Reilly wrote:
> Now I do agree that the last think you want is to end up going
> around in circles with the DHCP response driving a new MTU which
> resets the MAC and that triggers a new DHCP request. I believe that
> should be handled at the application level i.e. in dhcpd with a link
> down tolerance. It's the same idea but done in each application
> rather than the stack itself.

The application can't distinguish broken hardware from real user
interaction. If you are about this (e.g. to use it for link driven
protocols), use a non-broken NIC.


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