On Tue, 2012-06-12 at 15:59 +0100, Steve McIntyre wrote: > On Tue, Jun 12, 2012 at 04:33:00PM +0200, Adrian-Ken Rueegsegger wrote: > >Hi, > > > >On 06/12/2012 03:45 PM, Steve McIntyre wrote: > >> > >> One question: why? > > > >Is the question about why ADHCP in general or why ADHCP in Debian? > > > >If it is the former: the initial motivation for the development of ADHCP > >was the need for a simple and robust implementation of the DHCP protocol. > > Fair enough. > > >If it is the latter: I believe having a simple and robust DHCP > >implementation would be beneficial for the Debian project in general. > > How does Debian gain by including yet another implementation of a > common low-level system networking tool, written in a rarely-used (in > Debian) language? In fact, a tool that (according to your own upstream > web page at http://www.codelabs.ch/adhcp/) hasn't even been formally > released yet. > > Apart from not being written in your language of choice, is there > anything wrong with the existing implementations that would cause a > Debian user to want to switch? dhclient could do with some good competition; it's slow to recover from a link drop (or suspend/resume) and its configuration format is not very user-friendly. But it does seem premature to include ADHCP. Ben. -- Ben Hutchings Computers are not intelligent. They only think they are.
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