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Bug 6321 - DHCP should have a 'route' added at startup
Summary: DHCP should have a 'route' added at startup
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: dhcp
Version: 6.1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Erik Troan
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 1999-10-25 05:36 UTC by Chris Yeo
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-02-24 18:14:07 UTC

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Description Chris Yeo 1999-10-25 05:36:05 UTC

This is not really a bug, but since a lot of people will
have their linux box running dhcp for a combination of
Windows an other OS's, this is what I would purpose.

Can you ask at the end of the installation or when you do an
install of dhcp for which ethernet device you are going to
run the dhcp server.  This could add 2 things to the startup

you could have these changes in start:

daemon /usr/sbin/dhcpd <ethx>
route add -host dev <ethx>

And in stop:

route del -host dev <ethx>

Just a suggestion...


Comment 1 Erik Troan 2000-02-24 18:14:59 UTC
We've asked TCP/IP folks about this, and as this is only needed for old, buggy
TCP stacks the consensus was that this would not be a good idea.

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