|Summary:||ISC's DHCP provides a client, so why use dhcpcd ?|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||George Karabin <gkarabin>|
|Component:||dhcp||Assignee:||Erik Troan <ewt>|
|Status:||CLOSED NOTABUG||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||1999-06-01 19:31:16 UTC||Type:||---|
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Description George Karabin 1999-05-02 19:05:27 UTC
This is less of a bug request and more of a feature request. For the reasons specified in http://people.qualcomm.com/karn/rr/dhclient.html, it would be nice if the dhcp package that ships with RedHat would provide support for the "dhclient" portion of dhcp.
Comment 1 David Lawrence 1999-05-02 19:31:59 UTC
This has been assigned to a developer for further review.
Comment 2 George Karabin 1999-05-10 17:19:59 UTC
(From my work account) I compiled and installed the current 2.x version of ISC's dhcp. dhclient seems to work pretty well - it's definitely taking care of the authentication that I have to do with my ISP whenver the DHCP-allocated IP address changes. Additionally, I'm able to use the "/etc/dhclient-script" file to update my IP address with "dyndns.org", which gives me an unchanging hostname on the internet. After looking at the man page for pump, I didn't see any hooks for site-specific actions whenever the DHCP-allocated IP address changes. Pump works fine when it comes to getting a DHCP address - I have no complaints about it's stability. It's the lack of hooks for running scripts when the IP address changes that is the problem. I hope this helps explain the motivation of my first post. (I left a lot of dots to fill in...)
Comment 3 Erik Troan 1999-06-01 19:31:59 UTC
We've been pretty unimpressed with the ISC client;the Linux dhcpcd client seems better maintained and better integrated with Red Hat. We're evaluating whether or not we should continue to use pump in the future. ------- Additional Comments From 06/04/99 01:55 ------- I've got very limited experience with ISC's dhcp, so I can understand that there may be problems with it in other environments. The only feature that I think it has,that pump needs, is the ability for the client to run on a script whenever the IP address changes. If that works, just about any stable client would suit me and other customers who get their internet IP from a DHCP server. Thanks for the feedback...