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

On Sun, 14 Nov 2004, Colin Walters wrote:

> 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.

Ok, that does sound like a good idea.  More complicated though...

> > 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.

Hmm, I'm not really happy with the situation right now, I feel that NM 
only works like 50% of the time for anything, and I haven't had or seen 
good success with it in a while.  Hence the DHCP stuff.


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