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Re: [alpine-devel] Default DHCP server on Alpine Linux v3.3

From: Chris Spillane <chris.spillane_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Nov 2015 10:24:03 +0000

Hello Christie,

you don't have to use Busybox's DHCP server if you don't want to. There is
already a package for ISC DHCP that you are free to use:
https://pkgs.alpinelinux.org/package/main/x86_64/dhcp

Thanks,

Chris

On 21 November 2015 at 12:56, Christie Taylor <ctaylorm_at_gmx.com> wrote:

> ISC DHCP is maintained by a team that focuses on DHCP and has been tested
> over and over on giant networks and is pretty solid.
>
> BusyBox DHCP (udhcp) is just another BusyBox tool that shouldn't be (in my
> opinion) coupled with BusyBox. It looks like they try to do everything on
> what should be just the coreutilities. Bite off more than can chew.
>
> I think the more Alpine distances from BusyBox the better. A single binary
> doing all these things, from coreutilities to device manager and dhcp
> server?! Crazy. Programs should be separate. For coreutilities I recommend
> sbase and for the dhcp server, I think ISC DHCP is the best out there.
>
> What do you think about ISC DHCP? Maybe that v3.3 is coming soon, this
> could be another great change to come with it.
>
> https://www.isc.org/downloads/dhcp/
>
>
> Thanks.
>
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