Subject: [SoC '07] Minimal DHCP Client Question
To: None <>
From: John Richards <>
List: tech-net
Date: 03/08/2007 16:23:25
Hello everybody, I suppose I should start this off with a short
introduction. My name is John and I'm working on my third year of
college studying Computer Science. I was a high school student and
GNU/Linux user who found NetBSD about 4 years ago and have been hooked
ever since.

With that out of the way, I was checking out the list of NetBSD's
proposed projects for Google's SoC and the DHCP client with minimal
size and functionality caught my eye. I think that it would be
something fun to do and also give me a chance to play NetBSD's kernel
and userland a little (something that I've always wanted to do). Plus
I would love to be able to give back to such a great O.S.

Anyways, I don't have any NetBSD kernel coding experience (besides
looking at it) and very little network programming experience (I've
messed around with sockets on Linux), but I do have a very good
understanding of C and am a very quick learner. With that said, do you
think that with my current skills I could finish a project like this
in the allotted time frame?

Thanks a lot!

"Programming should be fun. Programs should be beautiful." - Paul Graham