Welcome to the project page for dhcpcd, a DHCP and DHCPv6 client. It’s also an IPv4LL (aka ZeroConf) client. In layman’s terms, dhcpcd runs on your machine and silently configures your computer to work on the attached networks without trouble and mostly without configuration.

If you’re a desktop user then you may also be interested in Network Configurator (dhcpcd-ui) which sits in the notification area and monitors the state of the network via dhcpcd. It also has a nice configuration dialog and the ability to enter a pass phrase for wireless networks.

dhcpcd may not be the only daemon running that wants to configure DNS on the host, so it uses openresolv to ensure they can co-exist.

Downloads and Reporting Issues

Please refer to the the Network Configuration project for downloads and reporting issues.