About DHCP

Bill Moran wmoran at potentialtech.com
Thu Sep 10 13:16:35 UTC 2009

In response to Ley <pyp125 at gmail.com>:

> I heared that freebsd will boots very slow if enables dhcp. Is that true? I
> am a adsl user and I can not get a certain IP, how can I make freebsd boots
> fast?

If DHCP makes the system boot slowly, then it's not FreeBSD's fault.  DHCP
addresses are acquired very quickly if the DHCP server is working properly
and not overloaded.

Even with a slow DHCP server, I've seldom seen it take longer than a few
seconds.  What is your usage case that this is such a concern?

Bill Moran

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