Speed up DHCP during boot

Matt Zimmerman mdz at canonical.com
Sun Sep 19 20:27:36 UTC 2004

On Sun, Sep 19, 2004 at 10:25:58AM +0200, Ingo Huber wrote:

> Both devices are recognized during boot, but dhcp connection tests waste a
> lot of time, if a device is not connected at all. If I am on wireless
> only, f.e., the boot dhcp procedure takes a bout 10 seconds to ask for
> ethernet dhcp, until it gives up. If I am on lan, and have'nt my wireless
> card plugged in, the same happens asking for the wlan's dhcp.  Needless to
> say, there is never a need to have both connected. So booting takes it's
> time asking for dhcp.

This is an item we'll be tackling for the Hoary release, along with other
network-related polish and features.

 - mdz

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