dhcpcd icondhcpcd 6.2.1

This small Open Source project provides a DHCP client daemon for Linux/UNIX systems
dhcpcd is an open source command-line tool, a DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) client daemon that is RFC2131, RFC2132, and RFC1541 compliant.

Who dhcpcd works? Simple, it grabs an IP address, as well as other information that it requires, from a DHCP server, attempts to setup the network interface, and tries to renew the lease time.

​dhcpcd supports DHCP over FireWire, ​user class, ​SIP servers, ​domain search, classless static routes, IPv4LL, ZeroConf or APIPA, nNode-specific client identifiers, ​DHCP over InfiniBand, ​TimeZone options, ​IPv6 router soliciation, SixRD, ​IPv6 router advertisement options for DNS configuration, link carrier detection, support for wireless SSID profiles, ARP ping profile support, and much more.

last updated on:
January 28th, 2014, 8:51 GMT
developed by:
Sergei Viznyuk
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
ROOT \ System \ Networking


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dhcpcd - The help message of the dhcpd command-line tool, as viewed from the Linux Terminal
What's New in version 4.0.12
  • Fixes include checking poll for POLLERR and POLLNVAL, and only opening raw sockets when there is a link.
  • dhcpcd now logs to LOG_DAEMON instead of LOG_LOCAL0.
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