2010/9/25 Marcin Cieslak <sa...@saper.info>: >>> M. Warner Losh <i...@bsdimp.com> wrote: > >>: I agree but like Aleksandr said, almost 70% of dhcp code is already in >>: base so adding 1Mb of dhcpd code wouldn't be too much. I like the idea >>: to keep some parts in the ports tree and move out from the base. >> >> Yea. I agree too. Just because BIND was EOLd in 6 isn't a great >> argument against dhcp server. Most of the code is there anyway, and >> it isn't evolving as fast as BIND. >> >> It would be very convenient to have this particular thing in the base, >> and we shouldn't be too dogmatic about never having any new 3rd party >> things in the base. After all, we just added more compression >> utilities to the base, and nobody said a peep. This is analogous: we >> have good opportunity to integrate into the system, and users benefit >> from that integration. > > As a road-warrior consultant I really value having things like > bootpd, tftpd, bootparamd and similar software always there. > Many times I wished dhcpd was there, too. > > Another typical use - FreeBSD makes a good small network router out > of the box (PPP, NAT, ipfw, WLAN AP, DNS are there, dhcpd - missing). > > I am not sure about the whole "modularization" goal - I think > the relatively monolythic nature is one of the FreeBSD's merits. > > For example, it's good to have NFSv4, Kerberos and required > userland daemons packaged in the base. I don't want to have > those done separately in a modular way (although Heimdal > we have is older then what their current trunk is). > We got stuck on connecting Linux boxes via NFSv4 to Solaris > and BSD because one of the userland modules in Linux was terribly > out of date and authenticating the user w/Kerberos was not possible. > > As we build a more complex networking landscape with VIMAGE and > friends I think that the benefits of better integration of dhcpd > in the base system (rc.d, rc.conf...) may outweigh its costs > (maintenance, bloat, etc.). > > //Marcin > > _______________________________________________ > firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-current > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-current-unsubscr...@freebsd.org" >
I agree that for some people it will be completely useless, but if we can disable it in src.conf everyone will be happy. Since FreeBSD is great for a router it's really fast to make a full working server without installing anything else. I agree for the 70% part of dhcp which is already present. In any case, src.conf(5) is still working and usable, isn't it? Kind regards, -- Demelier David _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-current To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-current-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"