[pkg-dhcp-devel] Bug#563677: dhcp3-client: dhclient should not override default routing

eclectic 923 eclectic923 at yahoo.com
Thu Jul 29 18:27:17 UTC 2010

The fundamental issue here is DHCP is designed for a single network
interface per system and at one time.

Well, that's just not reality.

Folks running multiple interfaces can't effectively use DHCP without
'hacking' it as I had to.

The reason for this is there is no per-port control of what information
DHCP retrieves, and no useful interface for network management tools to
control DHCP clients.

While it may be possible to 'force' DHCP to use multiple configuration
files (-cf option), this isn't integrated in to the standard Debian
networking setup (or any other that I'm aware of).

What I've proposed is one possible solution, so that the network manager
app can properly configure a multi-interface DHCP client system.

I'd be just as happy with any other solution that allows control over
what information DHCP uses when setting up the system. The point here
is there needs to be additional control on a per port basis so you
don't get into the case of ports fighting each other over the
network settings (router) vs the link settings (IP address).

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