Subject: Re: DHCP client, integration with ifconfig, etc.
To: Ted Lemon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jason Thorpe <email@example.com>
Date: 02/08/1997 06:54:03
On Sat, 08 Feb 1997 09:46:14 -0500
Ted Lemon <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I actually would like to propose some kernel changes to support DHCP
> clienthood at some point, but I need to think about it a bit first.
> The problem is that it should be possible to guarantee that the kernel
> stops using an IP address once the lease runs out, and I think this
> should be done by having a kernel process or event sitting around
> removing addresses when they expire. Any flames about The Right Way
> of doing this would be considered with great interest.
Hmm, seems like this is very similar to how routing table (including arp)
entries expire... could probably use a similar mechanism...
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