dhclient problems

Brooks Davis brooks at one-eyed-alien.net
Fri Aug 12 16:28:51 GMT 2005

On Thu, Aug 11, 2005 at 10:39:23PM -0800, Beecher Rintoul wrote:
> On Thursday 11 August 2005 05:05 pm, you wrote:
> > On Thu, Aug 11, 2005 at 05:02:15PM -0800, Beecher Rintoul wrote:
> > > I'm having problems with the new dhclient not returning the gateway on
> > > my wireless card. I reinstalled isc-dhclient and the probs went away.
> > > My question is there a knob such as "NO_DHCLIENT" I can put in
> > > make.conf?
> >
> > No.  Care to help improve freebsd by providing some debugging info?
> > You're server is presumably doing something dhclient isn't expecing
> > which is causing it to reject the gateway.  If we could find out what it
> > is we could fix it.
> As much as i would like to... it's a new machine for a client in a VERY 
> micro$oft oriented business. He likes FreeBSD with the KDE suite and replaced 
> his desktop out of his own pocket. The box is a MSI 8-T with a 2800+ Athlon. 
> I needed to install ndis for a D-Link AG-350, so I had 7.0 on the box. The 
> box would hang on boot at dhclient, then return for the router addy. 
> (the IP and DNS were correct). Killing and restarting dhclient would finally 
> get the proper gateway. I tried the box at home and it worked, but would hang 
> about 30 seconds on boot at dhclient. After going back to isc-dhcp, I just 
> reinstalled  5-STABLE (stock) and all the problems went away. I'm not sure if 
> the problem was dhclient or ndis related, but I don't have a supported card, 
> or easy access to the machine to troubleshoot any further. BTW, the ndis 
> driver works very well with that card running 5.4. I have the same card at 
> home running -CURRENT on an old HP, and have had no dhclient problems.

By any chance, was defaultrouter set in /etc/rc.conf (possiably as a
side effect of initial configuration?)  If so, that might be the cause
since dhclient was modified to only touch the default route if the
route is on the same interface as dhclient.

-- Brooks

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