Re: dhclient backgrounding?
Rogério Brito wrote:
I have tried many DHCP clients here on my machines and they all worked
forking a daemon to the background once the configuration is acquired.
Yes, that's true. But in this case they don't get to acquire any
configuration. The power went down and took both these alphas and the
dhcp server, and when it came back the both powered up but without
seeing each other, so the alphas gave up on getting an address after a
This isn't that serious, as the dhcp server has an UPS backing it up, so
this only becomes an issue for long outages (which are very rare, and
normally associated with some maintenance in the building - thus with
previous warning). Besides, getting an address in the background doesn't
do anything regarding the services that failed or started in a
network-unaware state. But it would be nice not being forced to be able
to put them back to work remotely...
You may try other clients like pump, dhcp3-client (note the 3) or even
udhcpc (haven't tried this one yet, but it surely sound promising, given my
current "hunt" for low memory programs).
Hmmm, I guess I'll give it a try on monday. Thanks.