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rump.dhcpclient -- simple dhcp client for rump kernels
The rump.dhcpclient utility is a very simple DHCP client which can be
used to apply networking configuration on one interface in a rump kernel.
Unlike full DHCP clients, rump.dhcpclient does not store leases or renew
expired leases. The reason for this is the typical transient nature of a
rump kernel. Additionally, rump.dhcpclient does not save DNS resolver
After having succesfully configured networking, rump.dhcpclient prints
out the networking configuration and lease time and exits.
Since rump.dhcpclient uses bpf(4) to send and receive raw network pack-
ets, the server must include support for bpf and vfs (for opening
/dev/bpf). Otherwise, the following diagnostic message is printed:
rump.dhcpclient: bpf: Function not implemented
There is no easy way to release a lease.
NetBSD 9.99 January 20, 2011 NetBSD 9.99
Modified for NetBSD
by Kimmo Suominen