dhcp from OpenBSD

Erik Wikström Erik-wikstrom at telia.com
Sun May 25 07:57:14 PDT 2008

On 2008-05-25 13:46, VOROSKOI Andras wrote:
> Hi,
> I have continued Matthias' work
> (http://leaf.dragonflybsd.org/mailarchive/submit/2008-03/msg00025.html)
> on porting dhclient, dhcrelay and dhcpd. They build now, but i've only
> tested dhclient.
> http://gitorious.org/projects/dfly-dhcp
> I'm aware of Chris' problem with it
> (http://leaf.dragonflybsd.org/mailarchive/submit/2008-03/msg00029.html)
> and I am willing to fix it later.
> But here comes my problem: Do we really want dhcrelay and dhcpd in the src tree?
> Well, dhclient is necessary for sure, but you can install dhcpd and
> dhcrelay from the pkgsrc tree. Having those in out tree just makes the
> tree bigger. Also pkgsrc reacts faster when security related issues
> comes up and the user base is also bigger.
> So if I should run a dhcpd server for some reason i would use the one in pkgsrc.
> On the other hand dhcpd and dhcrealy from OpenBSD has nice privilege
> separation which can be useful.

Might it be possible to have the best of two worlds and get the OpenBSD
dhcpd and dhcrelay into pkgsrc?

Erik Wikström

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