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