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Re: DHCP/DNS assistance

On Fri, Feb 21, 2003 at 09:40:05AM -0300, Francisco M Neto wrote:
> Karl E. Jorgensen wrote:
> > At least for dhcp3-server it is a simple tweak - the name of the
> > interface goes on the command line. IIRC it was the same for dhcpd.
> > Simple tweaks to the /etc/init.d/* script.
> 	No!! Don't do that. If you do an apt-get upgrade later it will most
> likely replace the /etc/init.d script.

It had certainly better not! If you see something doing that, ensure
that a serious bug is filed.

> Instead of that, alter the file /etc/default/dhcp.

That's good advice, but /etc/default files are provided for convenience
to make the job of merging changes to /etc/init.d scripts easier. They
are emphatically *not* an excuse for upgrades to overwrite changes made
directly in /etc/init.d, and if people want to do the latter then
they're quite entitled to go ahead.


Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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