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Date:      Thu, 09 Jul 1998 10:50:38 +0930
From:      "Daniel O'Connor" <doconnor@gsoft.com.au>
To:        pierced@geocities.com
Cc:        ports@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: DHCP Client 
Message-ID:  <199807090120.KAA20900@cain.gsoft.com.au>
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Tue, 07 Jul 1998 19:05:09 CST." <000201bdaa0d$53563fa0$02000003@shane.wave.shaw.ca> 

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> Hello, I've decided to switch from NT to FreeBSD for more speed and less
> problems.  Now I already re-partitioned the hard disk and then found out I
> could notdirectly install from the net because my service provider needs
> DHCP, so, I can for sure get it all up and running but when I do I need it
> to use DHCP, is there something I can use for DHCP?
The net/wide-dchp port has dhcpc which configures your an interface you give 
it. It can also change your hostname and/or your resolv.conf if you tell it.

The net/isc-dhcp2 port has one too..
Actually whats a bit annoying is there is no program I've seen which gets a 
DHCP lease and actually tells you about it, instead of setting your interface 
up automatically.. (which means its a bastard to test a DHCP server)

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|Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer for Genesis Software |
|http://www.gsoft.com.au                                            |
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