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Re: DHCP client with minimal functionality and size

On Mon, Apr 14, 2008 at 04:03:24AM +0100, Roy Marples wrote:
> There, that wasn't that much of a PITA was it?

Well, it's a PITA because, of course, it's not possible to make it
do what most people who maintain their own configuration files want, if
they're using DHCP at all: *provide* the information returned by the
server to code under their control, so they can use it, but not
*overwrite* the configuration files themselves.

For all its flaws, dhclient really gets this just right, and basically
every other dhcp client gets it very, very wrong.

  Thor Lancelot Simon                               

  "The inconsistency is startling, though admittedly, if consistency is to
   be abandoned or transcended, there is no problem."         - Noam Chomsky

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