[Bug 246322] Re: nis package must provide DHCP client scripts

Mark Brown broonie at sirena.org.uk
Tue Dec 30 13:10:07 GMT 2008

You're missing the point with laptops and so on: these are use cases
that are already supported and can be broken by a poor DHCP
implementation. This is especially the case if your preferred
implementation with overwriting the configuration file were done - the
user configuration would be unconditionally deleted if they connected to
the wrong network.

Adding a "DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE" note doesn't really address the
problem: it's not really compliant with policy (users should be able to
do static configuration) and means that it becomes impossible to set any
configuration which is not offered over DHCP. You should do something
like have the DHCP configuration go in a separate file and source that
from the main configuration file.

nis package must provide DHCP client scripts
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