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Re: waking up in the 10.x.x.x network

Op 23-04-2007 om 11:59 schreef Alex Owen:
> Michael S. Peek said:
> >If I attempt to set up my own DHCP server then I run into a race
> >condition between my DHCP server and the campus DHCP server.  There's no
> >way to tell d-i which server to contact, so it'll listen to the first
> >one that it hears back from.
> >
> >So as near as I can tell, there is just no way to make this work.
> The DHCP protocol has the "Vendor Class Identifier" which could ne
> incoperated into the d-i dhcp-client.
> The dhcp protocol and many (good) clients allow multiple dhcp servers.
> The debian-installer dhcp client sends a vendor-class-identifier of "d-i".
> The debian-installer dhcp client SHOULD be configurable to only accept
> dhcp leases which come from servers that send a reply containing a
> vendor-class-identifier of "d-i".
> If d-i is using dhclient then an /etc/dhclient.conf with a
> "select-timeout" line and a "require" line should enable this
> functionality if I have read the man page right.
> It is a shame that
> http://d-i.alioth.debian.org/manual/en.i386/apbs02.html B.2.5 seems to
> say that d-i overloads the dhcp filename option to find the location
> of the preseed file. In my opinion this is better handled using
> vendor-encapsulated-options. Check out sun solaris install
> docs for ideas on this front! Mind you I guess there are many "simple"
> dhcp servers out there thus making overloading the filename option
> more practical.
> Hmm... I think there was some talk of changing the dhcpclient engine
> for lenny... there seemed to be lots of suggestions... my vote is for
> udhcpc. Anyway making the dhcp client in d-i more featureful with
> regards multiple  dhcp servers perhaps could be added as a lenny
> release goal???
> Just some thoughts!
> Alex Owen

  The thoughts have been seen.

  The best way to get the wishes and the features added,
  is to provide program code for it.

  Writing the wishes/ideas/proposal down on the wiki or in the BTS
  will prevent that they get lost in the mailinglist archive.


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