cvs commit: src/etc/defaults rc.conf src/etc/rc.d dhclient

Nate Lawson nate at
Mon Jul 28 21:10:36 PDT 2003

On Mon, 28 Jul 2003, David O'Brien wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 28, 2003 at 02:34:03PM +0200, Martin Blapp wrote:
> > The problem here is that a box not connected to lan with dhcp hangs till
> > you press CTRL C.
> So?  That is how DHCP works.  I added the "-1" option so it will time
> out.  Experience using SuSE which does background its dhcp client, I
> think this change is a mistake.  Please back that part out.

I agree that always backgrounding the client provides some more
complicated boot serialization and is not always desirable.  However, I
don't see any reason why if there is no link dhclient should not
immediately go into the background or terminate if that makes you happier.
There is no timeout that is correct for "no link".


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