> Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2010 17:33:22 -0700
> From: Doug Barton <do...@freebsd.org>
> Sender: owner-freebsd-curr...@freebsd.org
> 
> On 9/10/2010 1:48 PM, Aleksandr Rybalko wrote:
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > another argument about hostapd :) if have access point we must have
> > way to assign IP for AP clients.
> 
> To start with, your assumption is wrong. DHCPd is not *actually* a 
> requirement, although I admit that practically it is.

It is not. I routinely use hostapd for access for my iPod. I use
static addressing and don't run dhcpd.

> > Since this device is router I must be
> > able to serve DHCP. And current implementation of dhcpclient, that we
> > have, is same isc-dhcp, and I replace system dhcpclient with ports
> > one+dhcpd but with small patch that put basic dhcp utils onto
> > libdhcp.so.

Again, I tend to not make much use of DHCP except when traveling. If I
am on a "known" network at work or home, I static address everything
(including the iPod and my laptop). I don't need (or run) dhcpd for my
use.
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