[BusyBox 0000873]: feature request for udhcpd

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Tue May 16 20:10:25 UTC 2006


A NOTE has been added to this issue. 
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http://busybox.net/bugs/view.php?id=873 
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Reported By:                nuclearcat
Assigned To:                BusyBox
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Project:                    BusyBox
Issue ID:                   873
Category:                   New Features
Reproducibility:            always
Severity:                   feature
Priority:                   normal
Status:                     assigned
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Date Submitted:             05-16-2006 06:06 PDT
Last Modified:              05-16-2006 13:10 PDT
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Summary:                    feature request for udhcpd
Description: 
It is possible to add to options.c
in struct dhcp_option dhcp_options[] = {


+        {"wpad",        OPTION_STRING,                          0xfc},

?
It is useful for Windows clients, using dhcp.
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 bernhardf - 05-16-06 06:29  
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A better approach to this is, perhaps, is to follow the standart client's
way of autodetecting wpad settings for a given network.

I.e. If you have a properly setup network, the clients (in automatic setup
mode) resolve and use http://wpad.<localdomain>/wpad.dat

So i guess you'd be better off to adjust your dns config or use a custom
string in udhcpd (not sure if this is implemented, though) rather than
adding stuff like this proposed hardcoded string.

HTH 

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 nuclearcat - 05-16-06 13:10  
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It is generally good idea, but not always possible. It is depends on
customer PC settings, and for public places where i plan to use my
embedded internet cafe server, it is almost impossible. Additionally dhcp
option add more flexibility for me (it can be even just ip and not
wpad.dat, for example http://192.168.1.1/ie5.dat).

Custom string is not implemented, but it is MUCH better way, cause it is
more flexible, and developers can cut all that hardcoded options and just
do new style config. 

Issue History 
Date Modified   Username       Field                    Change               
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05-16-06 06:06  nuclearcat     New Issue                                    
05-16-06 06:06  nuclearcat     Status                   new => assigned     
05-16-06 06:06  nuclearcat     Assigned To               => BusyBox         
05-16-06 06:29  bernhardf      Note Added: 0001368                          
05-16-06 13:10  nuclearcat     Note Added: 0001369                          
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