problem with dhclient after update to FreeBSD-8.3

Carmel carmel_ny at
Sat May 5 18:30:41 UTC 2012

I just updated my system to "FreeBSD 8.3-STABLE #0" from version 8.2. I
was getting warning messages regarding "webcamd" at boot-up; however, I
got them fixed (I think) I loaded: cuse4bsd_load="YES" in the
loader.conf file and placed: webcamd_enable="YES" in the rc.conf file.
I had never used it before; however, I am assuming that the 8.3 version
somehow requires it.

I am still receiving an error message regarding "dhclient". This is an
snippet of the screen logging at boot-up:

nfe0: link state changed to DOWN
Starting dhclient.
nfe0: no link ....nfe0: link state changed to UP
 got link
DHCPREQUEST on nfe0 to port 67
bound to -- renewal in 43200 seconds.
Starting Network: lo0 nfe0.
lo0: flags=8049<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 16384
        inet6 fe80::1%lo0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x8
        inet6 ::1 prefixlen 128
        inet netmask 0xff000000
        nd6 options=3<PERFORMNUD,ACCEPT_RTADV>
nfe0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500
        ether 00:19:21:5d:34:de
        inet netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast
        media: Ethernet autoselect (100baseTX <full-duplex,flowcontrol,rxpause,t
        status: active
add net ::ffff: gateway ::1
add net :: gateway ::1nfe0: link state changed to DOWN

Starting devd.
Starting webcamd.
Attached ugen1.3[0] to cuse unit -1
Starting webcamd.
Attached ugen1.3[1] to cuse unit -1
Starting webcamd.
Attached ugen1.3[2] to cuse unit -1
Starting ums0 moused.
Starting webcamd.
Attached ugen1.4[0] to cuse unit -1
Starting webcamd.
Attached ugen1.4[1] to cuse unit -1
dhclient already running? (pid=435).

"dhclient" is listed as starting at the beginning of the log and again
at the end. I never had this happen when using FreeBSD-8.2. I am still
confused as to why "devd" wants to start "webcamd"

All I guess I really have to get corrected is the "dhclient" thing,
assuming it is a real problem and just not some useless noise.

Carmel ✌
carmel_ny at

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