dhcpcd-5 released and imported into NetBSD -current

April 28, 2009 posted by Roy Marples

dhcpcd-5 has now been imported into -current. I've run a full distribution build and install without any issues so hopefully nothing broken :)

Here's a list of the major changes from dhcpcd-4

  • Single daemon can now run DHCP on multiple interfaces at the same time
  • Configuration profiles per interface, ssid, arping and fallback
  • Listens to 3rd party programs changing routing information
  • Supports DHCP INFORM over PPP
  • Can configure static options for destination address
  • Control socket so 3rd party program can control or listen directly to dhcpcd events
  • Is also a BOOTP client

There's now an rc.d script for it which is now recommended over ifconfig_bge0=dhcp in /etc/rc.conf

Any dhcpcd-gtk users will need to upgrade to dhcpcd-gtk-0.4.0 as there was a last minute variable rename due to a recent rc.subr change looking for the flags environment variable.




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