Subject: Re: dhclient and rc.d requirements
To: Tom Spindler <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: tech-net
Date: 07/10/2006 19:15:02
On Mon, 10 Jul 2006 15:54:13 -0700, Tom Spindler <>

> > dhclient's /sbin/dhclient-script uses sed.  Sed is in /usr/bin, and hence
> > is available if and only if /usr is mounted.  But /usr is mounted by
> > mountcritremote, and dhclient (correctly) requires mountcritlocal.  This
> > strikes me as a bug...
> If this is the line in question:
>      arp -n -a | sed -n -e 's/^.*(\(.*\)) at .*$/arp -n -d \1/p' | sh
> I may as well point out that, in addition, arp is in /usr/sbin.
Hmm -- I missed that; Ithought arp was in /sbin.  Yes, that falls in the
same category.

		--Steven M. Bellovin,