Re: DHCP & kernels 1.0.3

Vlad Lungu (
Thu, 4 Jun 1998 11:14:50 +0300 (EEST)

On Wed, 3 Jun 1998, Riley Williams wrote:

> Hi Isaac.
> > Wow, terribly sorry, I don't know what was going through my head
> > when I typed 1.0.3 I meant 2.1.103.
> > Any ideas?
> Ah...that sounds much more likely to work.
> Unfortunately, I have no personal experience with DHCP, although I've
> set up several systems running BOOTP which it's a superset of...

Actually, DHCP is a superset of ... and no, there is no support for DHCP
in the linux kernel yet, only userspace support, see
Unless you try to remoteboot one ( or more, actually :-)) Linux
workstation(s), you don't need DHCP in the kernel, and even if you do, you
have to hack the ISC dhcp client in order to maintain the lease.

I have a patch against 2.1.91 that implements that, but the network guys
didn't seem too enthusiastic and I didn't have enough time to keep up with
the rate of releases in the 2.1.x tree. If you're really interested I can
send you the patch or even download the 2.1.103 and re-hack the damn


P.S. I think I'm gonna release the patch anyway when 2.2 is out.

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