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NetBSD 6.1.5 - man page for dhcpcd-run-hooks (netbsd section 8)

DHCPCD-RUN-HOOKS(8)		   BSD System Manager's Manual		      DHCPCD-RUN-HOOKS(8)

     dhcpcd-run-hooks -- DHCP client configuration script

     dhcpcd-run-hooks is used by dhcpcd(8) to run any system and user defined hook scripts.  Sys-
     tem hook scripts are found in /libexec/dhcpcd-hooks and the user defined hooks are
     /etc/dhcpcd.enter-hook.  and /etc/dhcpcd.exit-hook.  The default install supplies hook
     scripts for configuring /etc/resolv.conf and the hostname.  Your distribution may have
     included other hook scripts to say configure ntp or ypbind.  A test hook is also supplied
     that simply echos the dhcp variables to the console from DISCOVER message.

     Each time dhcpcd-run-hooks is invoked, $interface is set to the interface that dhcpcd is run
     on and $reason is to the reason why dhcpcd-run-hooks was invoked.	DHCP information to be
     configured is held in variables starting with the word new_ and old DHCP information to be
     removed is held in variables starting with the word old_.	dhcpcd can display the full list
     of variables it knows how about by using the -V, --variables argument.

     Here's a list of reasons why dhcpcd-run-hooks could be invoked:

     PREINIT	   dhcpcd is starting up and any pre-initialisation should be done.

     CARRIER	   dhcpcd has detected the carrier is up.  This is generally just a notification
		   and no action need be taken.

     INFORM	   dhcpcd informed a DHCP server about it's address and obtained other configura-
		   tion details.

     BOUND	   dhcpcd obtained a new lease from a DHCP server.

     RENEW	   dhcpcd renewed it's lease.

     REBIND	   dhcpcd has rebound to a new DHCP server.

     REBOOT	   dhcpcd successfully requested a lease from a DHCP server.

     IPV4LL	   dhcpcd failed to contact any DHCP servers but did obtain an IPV4LL address.

     STATIC	   dhcpcd has been configured with a static configuration which has not been
		   obtained from a DHCP server.

     3RDPARTY	   dhcpcd is monitoring the interface for a 3rd party to give it an IP address.

     TIMEOUT	   dhcpcd failed to contact any DHCP servers but was able to use an old lease.

     EXPIRE	   dhcpcd's lease or state expired and it failed to obtain a new one.

     RELEASE	   dhcpcd's lease was released back to the DHCP server for re-use.

     NAK	   dhcpcd received a NAK from the DHCP server.	This should be treated as EXPIRE.

     NOCARRIER	   dhcpcd lost the carrier.  The cable may have been unplugged or association to
		   the wireless point lost.

     FAIL	   dhcpcd failed to operate on the interface.  This normally happens when dhcpcd
		   does not support the raw interface, which means it cannot work as a DHCP or
		   ZeroConf client.  Static configuration and DHCP INFORM is still allowed.

     STOP	   dhcpcd stopped running on the interface.

     DUMP	   dhcpcd has been asked to dump the last lease for the interface.

     TEST	   dhcpcd received an OFFER from a DHCP server but will not configure the inter-
		   face.  This is primarily used to test the variables are filled correctly for
		   the script to process them.

     ROUTERADVERT  dhcpcd has received an IPv6 Router Advertisment, or one has expired.

     When dhcpcd-run-hooks runs, it loads /etc/dhcpcd.enter-hook and any scripts found in
     /libexec/dhcpcd-hooks in a lexical order and then finally /etc/dhcpcd.exit-hook


     Roy Marples <roy@marples.name>

     Please report them to

     Little validation of DHCP options is done in dhcpcd itself.  Instead, it is up to the hooks
     to handle any validation needed.  To this end, some helper functions are provided, such as
     valid_domainname as used by the 20-resolv.conf hook to ensure that the hostname is not set
     to an invalid value.  valid_path is also provided, but is currently unused by a stock hook

BSD					  March 19, 2012				      BSD

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