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Re: Retiring dhclient

On Tue, Nov 15, 2011 at 05:10:04PM +0100, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> Hi all,
> 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.
*snip snip*
> The second important item is that dhcpcd by default depends on working
> link state management in the driver. Sadly, quite a few of our older
> drivers don't do it properly. Typical issue is calling if_reset from
> if_ioctl e.g. to update multicast filters. This is a two fold issue:
> (1) Fixing kernel drivers to not do this.
> (2) Documenting the work arounds (aka crippling dhcpcd with -K)
> Building a list of drivers affected would be a good start.

I do not recognize the typical based on your description.  Please
explain in more detail.

> What other items are missing?

dhclient-exit-hooks compatibility.


David Young    Urbana, IL    (217) 721-9981

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