Re: What I've been doing - DHCP client coding

On Sat, 2004-11-13 at 20:46 -0500, Dan Williams wrote:
> Hi,
> Since I've gotten fed up with the DHCP situation with NetworkManager, I 
> started looking at existing dhcp clients with the idea of incorporating 
> one into NetworkManager.  This has the following benefits:

Yeah, makes a lot of sense.

> 2) We have to keep up with security issues.  This is fairly easy if the 
> code is simple.

One thing you can do here by the way is to do the DHCP in a separate
process, and talk to it over D-BUS.  This allows us to lock it down
pretty tightly with SELinux.

> I decided that dhcpcd would fit best, so I spent the past few days 
> refactoring it to not use global variables and to clean up some of the 
> code.  I've now gotten it mostly into the shape where its suitable to be a 
> library that we and other projects can link in.  I'll be getting it up to 
> speed, committing the code to CVS,

Could we do another release before then?  There have been some bugfixes
I'd like to see out.  Or maybe even think about a 0.3 branch, and
integrating DHCP would be for 0.4.

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