Provided by: dhcpcd_3.2.3-5_i386 bug

NAME

       dhcpcd - a wrapper for the DHCP client daemon.

SYNOPSIS

       dhcpcd <option> <interface>

DESCRIPTION

       In Debian, the DHCP client daemon binary is called dhcpcd-bin and it is
       invoked via a wrapper called dhcpcd.  Dhcpcd  is  normally  invoked  by
       ifup(8)  but ifup only allows the setting of a limited number of dhcpcd
       command  line  flags.  The  dhcpcd  wrapper  reads  extra  flags   from
       /etc/default/dhcpcd  and  then  invokes  dhcpcd-bin(8) It also adds the
       hostname as an argument to the command line, unless it is  already  set
       by  ifup  or /etc/default/dhcpcd or SET_HOSTNAME is configured. In that
       case there is no point in  sending  the  old  hostname  with  the  DHCP
       request  when  it will be overridden by a new name supplied by the DHCP
       server.

       Note that the interface argument must be supplied, there is no  default
       to eth0 like the unadorned dhcpcd binary.

SEE ALSO

       ifup(8) dhcpcd-bin(8)

AUTHORS

       Simon Kelley <srk@thekelleys.org.uk>