Replacing ipconfig (klibc) with a proper dhcp client (udhcp) in initramfs for better netboot experience

Registered by Oliver Grawert on 2009-04-22

The currently used dhcp client in initramfs is ipconfig from the klibc library. Not only is the binary very badly documented, it also has plenty of limitations and forcefully requests a second lease from the dhcp server during a netboot. Using udhcp in initramfs seems to overcome all the limitations ipconfig has and provides a well documented and flexible dhcp client. udhcp should be included as a default client in initramfs for netbooting.

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