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From: Brad Laue <brad@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] reason for dhcpcd in system profile ?
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2003 15:10:09
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] reason for dhcpcd in system profile ? by Kevyn Shortell
1 Kevyn Shortell wrote:
2 > I'd have to take a guess that Comcast in California has more DHCP cable
3 > customers than Canada has broadband customers.
5 Bell Canada's Sympatico service started out as the driving force behind
6 the development of PPPoE clients under Linux, and the past two releases
7 of both Mandrake and RedHat have in fact included built-in support and
8 configuration frontends that enable a user to get online with minimal
9 hassle.
11 Re: the sanity of choosing DHCP over PPPoE, the main perceived drawback
12 is the dynamic IP. This is a management issue - PPPoE is as capable of
13 delivering a static IP to the user as standard PPP is. As for
14 encapsulation overhead, 1meg and 3meg service render this unnoticeable
15 to the user (it may perhaps be 'less efficient' from a purist
16 standpoint, but these are residential connections we're talking about).
18 At any rate, seeing as both PPPoE and DHCP are not as universal as
19 ethernet (which requires the presence of such utilities as ifconfig in
20 the basic system), and are both really fast emerges, wouldn't they
21 contribute to a nice small base system? They seem more reasonable
22 choices than some of the other suggestions I'm seeing.
24 > I agree that pruning the base system is probably a good idea, but why
25 > look at basic network components that atleast half of our users require
26 > in order to get their machine on the net?
28 Because they're options, and options are not defaults. :P
30 Brad
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Re: [gentoo-dev] reason for dhcpcd in system profile ? Kevyn Shortell <trance@g.o>