That makes sense. I do appreciate the simplicity of m0n0, so I see why you
wouldn't want to pollute it with rarely-used options.
On Thu, 30 Sep 2004, Manuel Kasper wrote:
> On 30.09.2004 09:48 -0700, Matt C wrote:
> > I'm curious: why not use the internal DHCP server if I'm doing a
> > little PXE at home? I could, of course, run DHCP on my tftp/PXE
> > server... but I'd rather use m0n0's DHCP if I can. is PXE a really
> > abnormal use case? I find it quite useful at home, but I could be
> > in the minority.
> The point is that I (we?) don't want lots of options that less than
> 1% of the users actually need cluttering the webGUI. And yes, if you
> already run a TFTP/PXE server, you should run DHCP on it as well. The
> m0n0wall DHCP server is only there for the convenience of those who
> can't run their own server for some reason, and it's limited (for
> example, it loses the lease database on reboot).
> > As a hidden option, does this mean that I would need to just write
> > it into the XML config directly to enable it?
> - Manuel