I want to configure my
eth0 interface using an external DHCP server (resident in my subnet), so I edited
/etc/network/configure with the lines
auto eth0 iface eth0 inet dhcp
but I also want to use avahi autoconfiguration when the DHCP server is down.
So I tried
ifup eth0 when the server is down, and after a certain amount of time it fails, but the interface
eth0:avahi is correctly configured.
What I'm looking for is a way to decrease the amount of time spent trying to connect to a DHCP server.
And ... is this the right way to use avahi when there's no DHCP server?