Subject: Re: DHCP client, integration with ifconfig, etc.
To: Marc Horowitz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Matt Thomas <email@example.com>
Date: 02/09/1997 19:17:08
At 06:58 PM 2/9/97 -0500, Marc Horowitz wrote:
>Bill Sommerfeld <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>>> An idea which has occurred to me was to add a new signal,
>>> SIGIFCH, analogous to SIGWINCH, which is delivered to user
>>> processes expressing interest in it when the "local address set" of a
>>> system changes.
>Instead of adding a new signal, you could do something akin to (or
>using) the routing socket.
Yes, you could but do you really need something that sophisticated
or that large?
Another idea is to allow non-prived processes to open routing sockets
but only allow if_msg's to delivered to them. sending would be prohibited.
This would give interfaces up/down status as well as addresses.
Matt Thomas Internet: email@example.com
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Littleton, MA warped views, etc.