Subject: Re: dhclient in rc*/netstart
To: None <>
From: Michael C. Richardson <>
List: tech-net
Date: 01/26/1999 21:50:24
>>>>> "Curt" == Curt Sampson <> writes:
    Curt> On 26 Jan 1999, Chris G. Demetriou wrote:

    >> Jason Thorpe <> writes: > dhclient requires /var
    >> to be mounted :-/ > dhclient should be changed to use a directory in
    >> /etc (/etc/dhcp/ maybe?).
    >> That's a step away from a shareable/read-only /.  That makes it a bad
    >> thing.  8-)

    Curt> Indeed. But it would be nice to support having /var on NFS, or
    Curt> whatever, on a host configured with dhcp. Does it work for you if
    Curt> we put the leases database files in a directory called
    Curt> /etc/dhclient.db, (or whatever) and you symlink it elsewhere if it
    Curt> shouldn't be on root?

  That doesn't work for me.
  I prefer that you simply create /var/db on your writeable root either
put a symlink there, and NFS mount whatever you need either on top of /var,
or on its subdirectories. If you need to, you could also just restart
dhclient after you have mount /var.

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