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Bug 2483

Summary: ISC's DHCP provides a client, so why use dhcpcd ?
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: George Karabin <gkarabin>
Component: dhcpAssignee: Erik Troan <ewt>
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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, 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 "",
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...