Re: [network] setting up DHCP

From: Michele Andreoli (
Date: Tue Dec 14 1999 - 22:15:02 CET

On Tue, Dec 14, 1999 at 01:05:53PM -0200, Renato nicely wrote:
> >
> >A problem related to the dhcpd daemon: it fork in background and
> >can't comunicate with console.
> >
> >Michele
> >--
> It did it until revision 7r3b, I gess.

DHCP client works on 7r5b. About Renato's question, the dhcpcd
feedback, ispecting the script /usr/bin/netconfig I noticed that:
the function report() is provided and never called, sorry!

The report() will works as a trick: the "netconfig" start a limited
loop, waiting for a network interface running, then report IP etc.
It cannot control directly the dhcpcd client.

Of course, this dhcpcd is a medieval binary: modern clients starts
also in foreground.

I add in attachement the netconfig.gz with the little fix.

I did this kind of changes in "netconfig" when PCMCIA support
was added in 7rx series. This is an attempt to unify eth & pcmcia & dhcpd
in a unique setup. The problem is, you guess it, the PCMCIA and HDCP
response are BOTH asyncronous (and both largely bugged :) )

Thanks Renato.



I noticed that: some emails of mine reach the list with 1 week of
retard, accomplished with generic notes about failure, ORBS database,
etc, in a unpredictable way. Anyone got same problems?


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remember any. Would two negative ones do?       -- Woody Allen
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