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Re: RFC: very large, redundant packages

On Fri, Apr 26, 2002 at 02:12:05AM -0400, Mark Eichin wrote:

> > possibility for conflict.  There is no guaranteed way (with IPv4 anyway) to
> > automatically configure a unique and usable network address.
> True.  slirp, on the other hand (which is still packaged) doesn't have
> any such restriction, because it doesn't use addresses -- it just
> pretends to.  (and I thought uml had serial port -> pty support, last
> time I looked, I may be misremembering?)  The installer only needs to
> make outgoing tcp connections, for http downloads, right?

Interesting idea.  Yes, it only needs to be able to go out and fetch
packages.   I would have thought slirp irrelevant in this day and age; I am
surprised to find it active.  I would be interested to hear whether this
setup works with UML.

It would be nice, though, to solve the general problem of network
configuration for emulators and such.  I have a pretty clear idea of how it
should work, but I haven't had the time to sit down and write it.

 - mdz

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