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Re: kudzu auto mode



On Mon, 22 Nov 2004 14:45:01 -0500 (EST), Jay Lee <jlee pbu edu> wrote:
> 
> Jeff Lane said:
> > The problem I see with what you want is that setting defaults is an
> > annoyance, from my POV.  I really dislike it when some piece of
> > software makes assumptions on what I want.
> >
> > The biggest annoyance I can see is say you have a new NIC that you
> > install, you start the machine, and then walk away.  Kudzu will
> > launch, see it, and configure it wiht defaults, which, since you arent
> > present to counteract any of this is something like this:
> >
> > onboot=yes
> > bootproto=dhcp
> 
> In most Corporate Networks, DHCP is a pretty safe assumption.  You can
> configure dhcpd to force a certain IP to a certain MAC address and to
> ignore any MAC Addresses that don't have a forced address.  As of dhcpd
> 3.0 there are failover capabilities.  I've yet to hear any (good) reasons
> to not run DHCP for workstations.  Servers though are another matter.

DHCP is great, but if for no other reason than security, I don't want
machines jumping online without explicitly configuring them to do so.

John


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