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From: Kevyn Shortell <trance@g.o>
To: Stewart Honsberger <blkdeath@g.o>
Cc: Marius Mauch <genone@××××××.de>, gentoo-dev@g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] reason for dhcpcd in system profile ?
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2003 20:29:35
Message-Id: 1061670566.6740.16.camel@localhost
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] reason for dhcpcd in system profile ? by Stewart Honsberger
1 Well I for one would be completely SOL without it, my isp is sane and
2 doesn't use PPPoE thank god. They do however use DHCP. And in case your
3 wondering who my ISP is, it's Comcast Cable, which probably has more
4 users than SOHO DSL. It isn't as if they are a little ISP.
6 Also, every wireless gateway on the planet uses DHCP, same goes for
7 basic firewall boxes.
9 I don't see the need to tell all those users that they have to do
10 additional things in order to get thier box on the net during the
11 install process. Do you? It doesn't hurt anything to leave it.
13 my .02 cents...
15 Kevyn
17 On Sat, 2003-08-23 at 12:29, Stewart Honsberger wrote:
18 > Marius Mauch wrote:
19 >
20 > > what's the reason for dhcpcd being in the system profile
21 > [...]
22 >
23 > I agree completely. I maintain several Gentoo workstations that use
24 > PPPoE, static IPs, or ISC's DHCP server/client. On only a scant handfull
25 > of workstations do I use dhcpcd.
26 >
27 > I imagine with the popularity of SOHO ADSL, statically configured LANs
28 > et al. dhcpcd is rather useless to a large percentage of our userbase.
29 >
30 > Perhaps it could/should be relegated to the cron / syslog / kernel
31 > section of the install guide - eg, another optional component after the
32 > system is merged.
33 >
34 > I, for one, have always advocated that the base system be just that -
35 > enough to make the system useable upon first boot. Enough to allow root
36 > to log in and merge functionality and nothing more.
37 >
38 > Besides, then we can start a running tally; "Three years without an
39 > exploit in our base install!" (Apologies to Theo)


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Re: [gentoo-dev] reason for dhcpcd in system profile ? Stewart Honsberger <blkdeath@g.o>