Improving dhclient startup time

Lorenzo Colitti lorenzo at
Thu Jun 15 16:26:01 UTC 2006

Ted Lemon wrote:
> The reason for the wait on startup is that in a situation where you have 
> hundreds of machines rebooting after a power failure, you'd like them to 
> stagger their boot times.

I understand. Is there anything that can be done to make this 
conditional? For example, perhaps it might make sense do it only if 
dhclient is not run in daemon mode, i.e. only if the -1 option is not 


Lorenzo Colitti                

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