Description of problem:
I have set LINKDELAY=20 in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 as described in /usr/share/doc/initscripts-9.03.23/sysconfig.txt but it does not seem to be respected anymore.
In what way is it not respected? Are you using the network script or NetworkManager?
I am using classic network scripts (not nm). There is simply no delay between link setup and dhcp ip retreaval.
LINKDELAY for dhcp is the length of time it will wait for a link to show up - if it shows up, it will exit out sooner. That behavior has not changed.
Ok, then I just got it wrong. Sorry for the noice.