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 From:  "Bradley Van Peursem" <bradley at iTelework dot com>
 To:  <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] DHCP Options
 Date:  Thu, 20 Jul 2006 21:04:05 -0700
My feelings exactly.....maybe a bounty or some donation would help make it
happen.

Let me know.

-----Original Message-----
From: JC Woltz [mailto:jwoltz at gmail dot com] 
Sent: Thursday, July 20, 2006 3:38 PM
To: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] DHCP Options

DHCP Hidden options:
dhcpd/(if)/gateway
dhcpd/(if)/domain
dhcpd/(if)/dnsserver
dhcpd/(if)/next-server
dhcpd/(if)/filename

I am using the next-server and filename options already, but I have a few
devices that need tftp-server-name. I think Marc has a really good idea of
being able to add needed items to dhcp by option number. This way a change
does not need to happen to m0n0wall everytime someone needs a different dhcp
option/feature.

I really like m0n0wall. It is very well thought out and laid out.  I do not
want to use dhcp on another machine because I would have to setup dns on
another machine.

For the fact thet  m0n0wall does not keep the dhcpd.leases file across
reboots, that is an easy fix. Something like /etc/rc.dyndns.storecache could
be done. Also adding a checkbox  to turn on that feature if someone wanted.
But I don;t want that. I would like to be able to add other dhcp options
easily, and not just the handful that the developers pick. I would like the
ability to use any dhcp option either through the web interface or hidden
config.xml options.

JC



On 7/16/06, Chris Buechler <cbuechler at gmail dot com> wrote:
>
> On 7/16/06, JC Woltz <jwoltz at gmail dot com> wrote:
> >
> > I too need some other dhcp options and would prefer to use the 
> > m0n0wall
> dhcp
> > for all of my networks. I like Marc's idea abouit having the 
> > dropdown
> box of
> > known options/numbers .
> >
>
> Some additional hidden options are available.  See the FAQ on hidden 
> config.xml options for info.  It's not extremely flexible though, and 
> doesn't support all options.
>
> As for anything else, Manuel has stated in the past that m0n0wall 
> isn't intended to be a full scale DHCP server (it even loses its lease 
> database on reboot), and suggests using a real DHCP server for most 
> networks (you can use the DHCP relay on m0n0wall to forward requests).
>
> -Chris
>