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From: Mick <michaelkintzios@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] net-misc/dhcpcd-4.0.1-r1 change of USE flags
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2008 18:58:29
1 I upgraded from net-misc/dhcpcd-3.2.3 to net-misc/dhcpcd-4.0.1-r1. I noticed
2 that the vram USE flag is now removed and the compat USE flag added (to
3 enable command line compatibility with the dhcpcd-3.x version).
5 Unfortunately, this change was also noticed by my router, which will no longer
6 serve the static IP address that I have set up on it for my laptop. I recall
7 a similar problem occurring with a previous version and the solution was to
8 add the vram USE flag. I could of course ring up the router manufacturers
9 and have a go at their router implementation - but hey, they may just find my
10 behaviour a tad unreasonable. ;-)
12 What happens is that without the vram flag the router reads not the MAC
13 address of, say:
15 01:00:1B:2F:A7:01:DF
17 but something like this instead:
19 FD:65:74:68:90:00:01:01:00:0E:95:9F:D7:01:00:1B:2F:A7:01:DF
21 In other words, the router receives a ClientID probably based on the DUID
22 field which is not recognised by the router as the correct MAC.
24 I can set the correct IP address manually at the laptop, but what I'd rather
25 have is a dhcpcd implementation that works with, not against my router and
26 the fields that it expects to read. What shall I do, have a go at the router
27 manufacturer all the same?
28 --
29 Regards,
30 Mick


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