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Re: sid and Windows DHCP

 --- Adam C Powell IV <hazelsct@mit.edu> wrote: >
Derek Broughton wrote:
> > Bradley Alexander wrote:
> >
> >> I have a Mac Powerbook G3 (Pismo) that dual boots
> MacOS9 (to watch DVDs)
> >> and sid. I have taken it to work a few times, and
> find that I cannot get
> >> a DHCP address. For some reason (the reason being
> that Windoze' DHCP
> >> implementation is BROKEN), pump is not able to
> get an IP address. I
> >
> > Considering all the things about MS that _are_
> broken it seems a 
> > little unfair to blame them for this.  pump (from
> woody, w/ kernel 
> > 2.4.16/2.4.17) works fine on my client's Win NT
> network.
> Sure, NT is fine, but W2K DHCP is so broken that use
> of W2K as a domain 
> controller used to be *banned* at MIT!  With SP2, it
> is now merely "not 
> supported" because it interferes with other DHCP
> servers on the network (!).
> http://web.mit.edu/is/help/win2000/nodc.html
> So yes, it is quite fair to blame MS for DHCP
> brokenness.
> Zeen,

Also, stay away from pump.  I have found it to be a
very buggy piece of software.  dhcp-client is a much
better alternative.

Cheers Geoff

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