Subject: Re: dhclient in rc*/netstart
To: Charles M. Hannum <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: tech-net
Date: 01/27/1999 11:22:56
"Charles M. Hannum" <> writes:
> There's a much worse problem with running dhclient on a diskless
> machine: it resets the interface when it starts up.  This pretty well
> hoses paging in the rest of the executable over NFS.

In general, dhclient isn't intended (as shipped) to run on diskless
machines. It is really mostly for diskful machines.

Why don't we just add a reasonable set of hooks into the rc files and
adjust them as we gain experience?