Is there a reason to keep dhcpcd running after an Internet connection is established? - Re: Systemd service life cycle

Ralf Mardorf silver.bullet at
Thu Apr 14 06:00:50 UTC 2016

On Thu, 14 Apr 2016 08:44:53 +1000, Karl Auer wrote:
>"router" not "rooter".


>BTW most DHCP servers will try very hard to make sure you always get
>the same address. They don't guarantee it unless you have arranged for
>a static IP address, but they do try. Some misguided ISPs force a
>regular address change; you should avoid such ISPs.

The provider is Alice. Until not so long ago I used PPPoE and IIRC each
time I reconnected and checked the IP, I got a new IP.

I changed Firefox' "Home Page" from to . It's not my main browser, but I use
it often enough, to not forget to check the IP.

Ihre aktuelle IP Adresse:
DNS Name:
Provider: Anzeigen
Protokoll: HTTP/1.1

Betriebssystem: Linux
Browser: Firefox 45.0
Bildschirmauflösung: 1152 x 864 Pixel
Farbtiefe: 24 Bit
Geschwindigkeit: Speed Test durchführen

Geografische Informationen (auf ca. 50km genau)
Land: Germany
Stadt: Essen
Bundesland: Nordrhein-Westfalen
Längengrad: 6.973400
Breitengrad: 51.449001

Too funny, at least wenn using PPPoE it sometimes was another
neighbouring city, that has got the same prefix number as my hometown
has got, sometimes it's my hometown and sometimes it's "Essen", a
neighbouring city, with a different prefix number. However, data
security is something else entirely.


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