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dhcpcd

dhcpcd

Section: Debian GNU/Linux (8) Updated: 13 May 2004
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NAME

dhcpcd - a wrapper for the DHCP client daemon.  

SYNOPSIS

dhcpcd <option> <interface>

 

DESCRIPTION

In Debian, the DHCP client daemon binary is called dhcpcd-bin and it is invoked via a wrapper called dhcpcd. Dhcpcd is normally invoked by ifup(8) but ifup only allows the setting of a limited number of dhcpcd command line flags. The dhcpcd wrapper reads extra flags from /etc/default/dhcpcd and then invokes dhcpcd-bin(8) It also adds the hostname as an argument to the command line, unless it is already set by ifup or /etc/default/dhcpcd or SET_HOSTNAME is configured. In that case there is no point in sending the old hostname with the DHCP request when it will be overridden by a new name supplied by the DHCP server.

Note that the interface argument must be supplied, there is no default to eth0 like the unadorned dhcpcd binary.  

SEE ALSO

ifup(8) dhcpcd-bin(8)

 

AUTHORS

Simon Kelley <srk@thekelleys.org.uk>


 

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