Choice of DHCP client for embedded linux platform

Posted on 2006-06-01
Last Modified: 2008-02-07
I have to choose a dhcp client for our embedded linux platform. I use pump for now since it is small and simple and work in our "Windows AD network". (I had to ask our IT dep. to check the "dhcp server updates dns" option to get dns working).

Our platform must however also work when installed in our customers network, which can be any kind of network, servers etc.

My urgent question is then wether I would be better to  choose either dhcpc or dhclient, if they eg. can be better configured to work in different networks?
Question by:glunz-jensen
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    dhclient will keep trying to get a lease if the dhcp server goes down, so probably thats the one you want.  There were some differences in the past which
    made many admins prefer dhcpcd over dhclient, but those problems AFAIK have been resolved.

    Both dhcpd and dhclient work well in mixed environments.


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