Bug 99595 - [PATCH] /etc/rc.d/dhclient doesn't interact well with the ports isc dhcp client
Summary: [PATCH] /etc/rc.d/dhclient doesn't interact well with the ports isc dhcp client
Status: Closed FIXED
Alias: None
Product: Base System
Classification: Unclassified
Component: conf (show other bugs)
Version: 6.1-RELEASE
Hardware: Any Any
: Normal Affects Only Me
Assignee: freebsd-rc (Nobody)
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-06-29 00:30 UTC by Craig Leres
Modified: 2007-04-17 17:48 UTC (History)
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Description Craig Leres freebsd_committer 2006-06-29 00:30:15 UTC
	The test in /etc/rc.d/dhclient that is supposed to prevent
	dhclient from being launched if one is already running
	doesn't work with the ports version of dhclient. If you
	have an interface configured for dhcp in /etc/rc.conf,
	dhclient runs and gets a lease normally but then is run
	again later at which point it sets the interface address
	to, ending network access via that NIC.

Fix: The simplest solution is to check /var/run/dhclient.pid in
	addition doing the pgrep test that's already in the rc
	script. The appended patch implements this.

	A more complete solution would be to also change the base
	version of dhclient to manage the /var/run/dhclient.pid
	file and remove the pgrep test from the rc.d script.

	(If there is interest in that, I'd be happy to generate the

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*** 18,28 ****
--- 18,40 ----
+ 	local f rc_flags pid pids
  	# prevent unnecessicary restarts
  	# XXX: should use a pidfile
  	if [ -x /usr/bin/pgrep ]; then
  		pids=`/usr/bin/pgrep -f "dhclient: $ifn(\$| .*)"`
  		if [ -n "$pids" ]; then
+ 			exit 0
+ 		fi
+ 	fi
+ 	# deal with isc dhclient too
+ 	f="/var/run/dhclient.pid"
+ 	if [ -s ${f} ]; then
+ 		pid="`cat ${f}`"
+ 		kill -0 "${pid}" >/dev/null 2>&1
+ 		if [ $? -eq 0 ]; then
  			exit 0
How-To-Repeat: 	Install the isc-dhcp3-client and configure a NIC to use it:


	Then reboot. The interface will come up when dhclient runs.
	Later when it's run again, you'll see this message:

	    Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.0.3 
	    Copyright 2004-2005 Internet Systems Consortium.
	    All rights reserved.
	    For info, please visit http://www.isc.org/products/DHCP
	    Listening on BPF/em0/00:30:48:00:00:01
	    Sending on   BPF/em0/00:30:48:00:00:01
	    Can't bind to dhcp address: Address already in use
	    Please make sure there is no other dhcp server
	    running and that there's no entry for dhcp or
	    bootp in /etc/inetd.conf.   Also make sure you
	    are not running HP JetAdmin software, which
	    includes a bootp server.

	At this point the original dhclient is still running but
	the interface is misconfigured and you're hosed.
Comment 1 Mark Linimon freebsd_committer freebsd_triage 2006-06-29 01:22:32 UTC
Responsible Changed
From-To: freebsd-bugs->freebsd-rc

Over to maintainer(s).
Comment 2 Mike Makonnen freebsd_committer 2007-04-17 17:47:12 UTC
State Changed
From-To: open->closed

Duplicate of conf/95905