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Re: DHCP support


From: Marco Gerards
Subject: Re: DHCP support
Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2005 14:15:44 +0200
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Joachim Nilsson <address@hidden> writes:

> I'd like to try it out but I'm still in the rebuilding phase of
> my "pick-up-the-hurd-hobby".  However, is there any way of making
> the patch a little bit more generic?  If anything, just to be able
> to remove the "dhcp" connection that I think Roland was against.

This means doing things I don't want to do for this pfinet.  For the
new pfinet, I do not care about doing this at all.  Anyway, why would
we care too much about something that will be thrown away?  It is not
that bad either...

> For example, automatic adding of zero route if IP is 0.0.0.0. So to
> setup the iface for dhcp one would have to add call settrans with
> ip=0.0.0.0 (to get routing setup), mast=0.0.0.0 and bcast to
> 255.255.255.255.  But that seems a bit redundant since it's only
> dhcp clients that will use it.

Perhaps.

--
Marco





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