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 From:  "Quark AV - Hilton Travis" <Hilton at QuarkAV dot com>
 To:  <m0n0wall dash dev at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall-dev] Re: [m0n0wall] Automagically generated hostnames
 Date:  Wed, 9 Jun 2004 09:07:01 +1000
Hi Justin,

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Justin Ellison [mailto:justin at techadvise dot com] 
> Sent: Wednesday, 9 June 2004 06:50
> To: Thomas Hertz
> Cc: m0n0wall dash dev at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
> Subject: [m0n0wall-dev] Re: [m0n0wall] Automagically 
> generated hostnames
> 
> On Tue, 2004-06-08 at 15:17, Thomas Hertz wrote:
> > Also, something useful when speaking of DHCP would also be a 
> > "hostname" field for the static DHCP mappings, that would also be 
> > added to /etc/hosts (and maybe even passed on to the client!).
> 
> Looking at http://thekelleys.org.uk/dnsmasq/doc.html, it 
> looks like a lot of work has been done on dnsmasq as of late. 
>  The current version on m0n0 is 1.18, the distribution is at 
> 2.8 now.  Of note:
> 
> Dnsmasq version 2 now offers an integrated DHCP server 
> instead of the lease file reader. This gives better control 
> of the interaction with new functions (for example fixed IP 
> leasess and attaching names to ethernet addresses centrally) 
> it's also much smaller than dnsmasq and ISC dhcpd which is 
> important for router distros.
> 
> By updating dnsmasq, ISC DHCPd could be altogether 
> eliminated, and dhcp and dns would be automagically integrated.
> 
> The only drawback I see is that there is no dhcp relay in 
> dnsmasq, but I'm guessing that could be compiled from ISC 
> source down the road.
> 
> I'm chalk full of things to do with m0n0, finish the magic shaper, get
> x.509 certs with ipsec, and setting up dhcp relay.  Does 
> anyone with some time and desire feel like tinkering?

Speaking of "magic shaper", did you have a read of my recent "Traffic
Shaper" post and have any thoughts on the points mentioned therein?

As Manuel mentioned, dnsmasq had some drawbacks, hence why it isn't used in
here - and if it was used in m0n0wall, you'd then need a second package for
"dhcp relay" - meaning that ISC DHCPD would need to stay anyway, or at least
be replaced by another package.

As for x.509 certs, I think this would be a great feature for m0n0wall - a
certificate generation interface would also be really nice, but at least the
ability to utilise externally generated certs would be a start.

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