Problem with DHCLIENT vs 64-bit time_t

Marcel Moolenaar marcel at
Sun Feb 22 18:11:49 PST 2004

On Sun, Feb 22, 2004 at 07:57:04PM -0500, Garance A Drosihn wrote:
> In a later message, Dag-Erling Sm?rgrav wrote:
> >Marcel Moolenaar <marcel at> writes:
> >> This code is then obviously also broken on amd64 and ia64 [...]
> >
> >yep, if they have 64-bit time_t.
> They do, but they are also different-endian. Perhaps the bug
> is not as serious in that case.

Good point.

> It could also be that the
> people able to spend money on amd64 and ia64 can also afford
> to have fixed IP addresses, and they don't run dhclient :-)

Yes, that too. So I guess it's sparc64 specific after all then :-)

 Marcel Moolenaar	  USPA: A-39004		 marcel at

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