[pkg-dhcp-devel] Bug#615532: /sbin/dhclient: turn on computer first, then router with DHCP server => too long timeout for networking enabling

sergey sergey_ifeo at rambler.ru
Sun Feb 27 08:20:22 UTC 2011

Package: isc-dhcp-client
Version: 4.1.1-P1-15
Severity: normal
File: /sbin/dhclient

Excuse me for my bad English :-)

I have a computer with Debian 6 and router with DHCP server.
When I turn on router first and then computer - network works without any problems.
But when I turn on computer first and then router - network begin to work
only after a long timeout (nearly 5 minutes).

I am sure that networking can be started much faster because
kernel knows exact moment when ethernet connection established.
So, Debian can try to start networking without so long timeout.

I have not NetworkManager installed but I am sure that networking should start
fast on desktop regardless of NetworkManager existence.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 6.0
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.30-2-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=ru_RU.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=ru_RU.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages isc-dhcp-client depends on:
ii  debianutils                  3.4         Miscellaneous utilities specific t
ii  iproute                      20100519-3  networking and traffic control too
ii  isc-dhcp-common              4.1.1-P1-15 common files used by all the isc-d
ii  libc6                        2.11.2-10   Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib

isc-dhcp-client recommends no packages.

Versions of packages isc-dhcp-client suggests:
pn  avahi-autoipd                 <none>     (no description available)
pn  resolvconf                    <none>     (no description available)

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