Re: lame hack to get dhcpcd and friends working...
On Wed, 21 Jun 2000, sen ml <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> during the boot process, the pcmcia subsystem doesn't initialize
> itself quickly enough on my machine. as a result, arpwatch and
> friends don't start up correctly because there is no interface
> available when they try to start.
Yup. Worse still, if your DHCP server does not keep the same address all
the time, some services don't cope that well, as I discovered.
> i've discovered that pressing control-s right after cardmgr comes up
> can solve my problem. really lame i know ;-) once i hear the two
> beeps of recognizing my ethernet card, i press control-q and things
> proceed nicely.
> i wonder if this problem will every be "fixed"...
Well, if you use dhclient, you can put a sh(1) script in
/etc/dhclient-exit-hooks to restart those services when the IP address
changes and all.
That works for me. :)
A stupid man's report of what a clever man says can never be accurate, because
he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand.
-- Bertrand Russell