[Grml] Regarding the use of Pump over DHCPCD

Michael Prokop mika at grml.org
Tue Mar 24 23:01:37 CET 2009

* Keith Hinton <keithint1234 at gmail.com> [20090324 15:49]:

> I wanted to ask why grml uses pump and not DHCPCD (latest bleading
> edge version of course)
> In my experience when testing grml (compared to Gentoo) or Arch Linux
> (both of wich use DHCPCD) GRML connected with horribal slowness to my
> wireless network when broadcasting for an available IP-address.. It
> would sleep for 60 seconds took over 5 seconds before it connected.
> I compared this by running DHCPCD on Arch Linux, Gentoo, etc, that use
> the DHCPCD program.
> I found no comparason. DHCPCD whins over pump.

I've mentioned it several times, like just 10 days ago:

pump so far always won the race, but if I overlooked any possible
improvement I'd highly welcome any hints and would re-evalute the
situation these days. Which dhcp (client) binary exactly (if
possible name Debian package and full binary path) are you talking

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