Bug 53018 - RFE: Add ISC DHCP client to ifup
RFE: Add ISC DHCP client to ifup
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
7.1
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Brock Organ
http://www.isc.org/products/DHCP/
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Reported: 2001-09-01 17:28 EDT by kenneth_porter
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:23 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-09-01 17:29:03 EDT
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Description kenneth_porter 2001-09-01 17:28:58 EDT
ifup and ifdown now handle pump and dhcpcd, using whichever client is 
installed, giving preference to pump. It would be nice if the scripts 
also permitted the use of the new ISC reference client dhclient. An RPM 
for this client is available from ISC's DHCP webpage.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2001-09-02 00:46:49 EDT
As we don't currently ship dhclient, we wouldn't add support to the scripts for it.
Comment 2 kenneth_porter 2001-09-05 19:45:01 EDT
The latest DHCP RPM, dhcp-3.0rc12-2cra.src.rpm, will patch ifup and ifdown for dhclient support.

Note that Red Hat DOES ship an older ISC DHCP server, version 2. The newest server (version 3) ships with dhclient, sharing the same code base. The client and server are packaged as two subpackages of the common dhcp source RPM.

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