Tuesday, May 20, 2014

DHCP with NetworkManager (at least in Arch Linux)

NetworkManager preferentially uses dhclient from extra/dhclient or extra/dhcp if one of these is installed. Unlike dhcpcd, this doesn't work out of the box when it comes to reporting its hostname to the DHCP server (which took me far too long to diagnose).

I have no idea how to configure NetworkManager to use a specific DHCP client, so I ended up removing everything but dhcpcd, so it would have no choice in the matter.

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