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

Tom Gundersen teg at jklm.no
Thu Feb 27 13:32:03 EST 2014

On Thu, Feb 27, 2014 at 7:20 PM, Leonid Isaev <lisaev at umail.iu.edu> wrote:
> 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.

We probably want to improve networkd's [Match] logic, to also work in
this case. I.e., to match on SSID. Not on my immediate TODO though,
but patches welcome ;-)

In general though, I quite like the idea of using networkd as a
glorified dhcp client. We probably still lack some features in
networkd before to make it support a bit of dynamic configuration
before this really makes sense though.



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