Bug#300837: What is Probed?
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On Wed, Mar 23, 2005 at 07:08:58PM +0100, Frans Pop wrote:
> On Wednesday 23 March 2005 04:04, Rahmat M. Samik-Ibrahim wrote:
> > This request was for the "debian-installer" in general.
> > Basically, some network administrators would like to know about
> > how a software is "poking" the network:
> One option is to document some of this in the d-i manual.
> A patch from the authors/maintainers of netcfg for this would be welcome.
It is allready there. The manual states that DHCP is used.
The user decides how to continue (HTTP, FTP or CD-ROM)
IMNSHO this wishlist bugreport sucks.
The request of displaying the MAC address can be argued about.
But the "What does that new system on my network???" is silly.
Debian-installer does use well documented open protocols,
that is unlike some properity software vendors do.
d-i is a node on your network that you can trust.
There is no "phone home".
It is surely _not_ the first rotten apple in the basket.
P.S. for those who feel offended:
Ignoring this bugreport would be a real insult
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