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Re: DHCP support

From: Marco Gerards
Subject: Re: DHCP support
Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2005 19:28:07 +0200
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Michael Banck <mbanck@gmx.net> writes:

> On Thu, Apr 14, 2005 at 01:51:53PM +0200, Marco Gerards wrote:
>> 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.
> Sure, but I was only going at the --dhcp option.  When I first saw it, I
> thought it was a convenience option for users.  However, as I understand
> it, you can set pfinet to with your patch without using --dhcp,
> and as this is hidden in some script, there is no use in calling it
> --dhcp if you can call it -a [...] just as well.  And I believe this
> (perhaps from another angle) this is Roland's criticism as well.
> Your patch is very useful of course, I just think we do not need an
> explicit --dhcp function but rather should make -a [...] work
> equivalently (if this is not already the case) and use that in scripts.

The patch does more than just that.  The most important thing is that
it sets up the routing table so the DHCP client works.  That is sets
the address to is just a minor detail.

This way of setting up the routing table is really DHCP specific,
there is not really another use for this that I know of.


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