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Re: DHCP support

From: Marco Gerards
Subject: Re: DHCP support
Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2005 13:51:53 +0200
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Michael Banck <mbanck@gmx.net> writes:

> As the DHCP script sets things to anyway, I am a bit puzzled why
> this has to be a user-visable option.

Because without this patch, such things are not possible.  Setting the
address to was not possible, but now it is.

The most important part of the patch is setting up the route, for
which no interface or utility exists.

> So far, I was under the assumption that a priori no setup of pfinet is
> needed by the user/admin to get DHCP working, provided that the DHCP
> script sets things correctly in preinit as suggested by Joachim.
> However, that part is hidden in the mists of some script, so whether
> that is called '--dhcp' or '-a [...]' appears to be of no great
> user impact to me.  Setting pfinet to --dhcp does not invoke dhclient
> automatically once pfinet is started to being used, does it?

Right.  The user won't use --dhcp, this is all handled by dhclient.


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