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 From:  Matt C <wago at phlinux dot com>
 To:  Manuel Kasper <mk at neon1 dot net>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] [PATCH] m0n0-1.1: add PXE support to DHCP server
 Date:  Thu, 30 Sep 2004 10:59:10 -0700 (PDT)
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.

thanks

-matt

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?
> 
> Yes.
> 
> - Manuel
>