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Old 05-04-2006, 10:03 AM   #1
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Dhcpd or Dhcpcd

Hi Every one.
I have written a small application using gtk2.0. Also i have prepared a
bootable cd image so that when i boot from the cd my application runs.
For this purpose i have used kernel 2.6.14 statically compiled (without modules) and
isolinux.bin as a bootloader while using the suse linux
Also i m using Xvesa server for X support with icewm window manager.

I want to configure network for my bootbale disc.
Using a mannual networking that is by giving ip address and netmask, i got success and the network was configured. But now i want to configure the network automatically. But i m not getting the right path.
I m trying to use dhcpcd deamon to automatically configure the network but all my efforts are not ending in a success.
What should i use dhcpd or dhcpcd?
I want to know the correct steps to configure network automatically (i-e without giving an ip address or netmask).
Please help me this matter
Old 05-04-2006, 10:09 AM   #2
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dhcpcd is the client daemon, dhcpd is the server daemon. you want the former. alternatively you could use dhclient pump, dhcxcd or other dhcp clients.
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I tried dhcpcd. The network was configured but there was no file named as "dhcpcd-<interface>.pid" in the /var/run directory.
When i ping the server it was working.
On the other hand, i tried the same thing on a second pc on the same network, but i this case nothing happend. the network was not configured.

I m using dhcpcd v.1.3.22-pl4 for this purpose.
I tried the command
dhcpcd -d <interface>

Any thing more i need to do?


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