DHCP fall back to link-local? (IPv4)


there was a discussion[1] of this issue in 2009-04. I'm not sure
what the outcome was, but I Dan expressed his opinion as follows:

"I'm not opposed to it, I just think we do need to think through
the consequences of doing something like that, because it breaks
stuff including user expectations."

Was there any further discussion I didn't find yet?

Or should I just you dhcpcd-4 and patch NM to use it like
suggested later on[2]? Is this still correct with NM 0.8.4/0.9?

Thanks in advance!

Background: I like to have this behaviour, because my (embedded)
device should work out-of-the-box with both DHCP and link-local
setups. The drawback is a relatively long timeout when waiting
for non-present DHCP, but at least MS-Windows and Mac users are
used to it, as their OSes work this way.


[1] http://mail.gnome.org/archives/networkmanager-list/2009-April/msg00073.html [2] http://mail.gnome.org/archives/networkmanager-list/2009-April/msg00097.html

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