[arch-projects] [netctl][PATCH 1/2] Factor out DHCP client support

Leonid Isaev lisaev at umail.iu.edu
Thu Feb 27 13:20:03 EST 2014

On Thu, 27 Feb 2014 13:03:27 -0500
Dave Reisner <d at falconindy.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 27, 2014 at 12:56:02PM -0500, Leonid Isaev wrote:
> > On Thu, 27 Feb 2014 14:25:15 +0100
> > Jouke Witteveen <j.witteveen at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 
> > > Support for additional DHCP clients is now easy to add.
> > 
> > Just a quick question: are there any plans to use networkd as a DHCP
> > backend? Yes, it is config-file-driven, but one can probably generate
> > the .network files in /run on the fly...
> This sounds like pointless masturbation. Just use networkd directly.

That's what I originally thought, and (in a nutshell) this is what I am
currently using.

However, networkd config is based on an interface name, not a profile. Hence
there are special cases when e.g. 2 wireless networks use different settings
(dynamic/static IP, different DNS, etc.). In these scenarios one needs
wpa_actiond. As long as the correct profile is selected, one can make use of
networkd instead of dhcpcd. 

Leonid Isaev
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