Minimal Install Option

Bill Anderson bill at
Thu Aug 21 16:57:10 UTC 2003

On Thu, 2003-08-21 at 10:30, Bill Rugolsky Jr. wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 21, 2003 at 10:22:27AM -0600, Bill Anderson wrote:
> > Why those packages gone? Routers/Firewalls should not (and generally *do
> > not*) do wgets, participate in Nothing Is Secure(NIS), manipulate dos
> > files, finger other machines, run infrared equipment, act as a DHCP
> > *client*, automount remote NFS shares, do spell checking, authenticate
> > against SMB for users, perform whois lookups, etc..
> Nearly *every* residential dialup, DSL, and cable modem user acquires
> an address via DHCP, so a firewall router is most definitely a DHCP *client*.

Well around here it is the opposite. Around here they are told to use a
static IP (it's always the same IP, makes support easier I suppose)  and
their cable/dsl box does the DHCP client side. So put dhclient as

Bill Anderson
RHCE #807302597505773
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