silently neglected requests fixed by restarting dhcpd

David W. Hankins David_Hankins at
Tue May 9 21:23:25 UTC 2006

On Tue, May 09, 2006 at 04:53:15PM -0400, Jeff A. Earickson wrote:
> I've been burned by this problem enough in both Solaris 9 and 10
> that I've got a little README file in my dhcp src directory reminding
> me to uncomment USE_SOCKETS.  The snoop thing is an ugly, ugly hack
> that I won't touch.  It would be nice if the USE_SOCKET code were
> surrounded by an OS-specific #ifdef, to turn it on for Solaris systems
> by default.

I don't think I'm ready to make that change in 3.0.x.

One of the things that annoys me is that the selection of how the server
will present itself on the network is made at compile-time.

I'd like to see this move to a runtime configuration syntax in feature
release, with os-specific defaults that we at least believe are complete
(will produce rfc2131 compliant results) if not totally sane.

I've also heard from other dhcp hackers that we might be able to ditch
DLPI entirely and go with a straight berkeley socket for this.  So
that might in fact wind up being the default.

David W. Hankins		"If you don't do it right the first time,
Software Engineer			you'll just have to do it again."
Internet Systems Consortium, Inc.		-- Jack T. Hankins

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