bin/61239: [patch] bootp enhancement, places the dhcp tags into the

Danny Braniss danny at cs.huji.ac.il
Sun Aug 7 06:50:20 GMT 2005


The following reply was made to PR bin/61239; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Danny Braniss <danny at cs.huji.ac.il>
To: Max Campos <mcampos at bpsw.biz>
Cc: bug-followup at FreeBSD.org
Subject: Re: bin/61239: [patch] bootp enhancement, places the dhcp tags into 
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Date: Sun, 07 Aug 2005 09:20:30 +0300

 > I've applied this patch to my own FreeBSD 5.4 system and it works  
 > great!  It would be great to see this applied.  There are several  
 > things that are currently broken that this patch fixes:
 > 
 > 1) /etc/rc.d/hostname - Enables us diskless folks to get the client's  
 > hostname from DHCP, rather than overriding the rc.conf (this is  
 > currently the ONLY reason for me to override rc.conf for each  
 > diskless client).
 > 
 > 2) /etc/rc.d/resolv - Enables a reasonable /etc/resolv.conf to be  
 > written from the DHCP packet.
 > 
 > Incidentally these features have been in the startup scripts since  
 > 2002 (/etc/rc.d/diskless v1.23), but the dhcp.* kenv variables have,  
 > AFAIK, never been set.
 > 
 this is because the dhcp.* are set by the modified bootp.
 
 > Finally, this was also reported as PR kern/43474, back in 2002.
 > 
 
 


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