Bug 3440 - pump does not produce the same information that dhcpcd (which it replaces) used to produce.
pump does not produce the same information that dhcpcd (which it replaces) us...
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: pump (Show other bugs)
6.0
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Erik Troan
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Reported: 1999-06-13 18:54 EDT by dittrich
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-03 10:47:44 EST
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Description dittrich 1999-06-13 18:54:32 EDT
I've been using, with RH 5.2, ipchains rules and scripts as
written by Robert Zeigler:

        http://rlz.ne.mediaone.net/linux/faq/index3.html

Unfortunately, under 6.0, the dhcpcd interface information
file is no longer created, so ipchains rules use the
IP address I had months ago when I was still at 5.2 and thus
don't work.

The directory /etc/dhcpc exists and is writable:

[root@stimpy network-scripts]# ls -ld /etc/dhcpc
drwxrwxr-x   2 root     root         1024 Jun  6 17:41
/etc/dhcpc

This is not the problem.  It is not the same issue
as bug #3097, and bug #3132 (which I can't seem to reopen
as it is marked a duplicate) does not address the
matter (and asking me to code back in the use of dhcpcd
is *not* an adequate solution if I intend to produce
default ipchains rules to be used by others on the UW
campus.  If the solution involves that level of
hacking, it isn't general enough.

If pump is to replace dhcpcd, it should provide the same
mechanisms for ease of integration with scripts that need
the resulting addresses, etc. (as dhcpcd provided).
Please have the engineer(s) who wrote pump address this.

Thanks very much.
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Dave Dittrich
dittrich@cac.washington.edu
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-06-14 11:35:59 EDT
The issues regarding pump are being addressed (read: pump is
primitive) but there is no solution as of today (or probably for the
next month).

Meanwhile, dhcpcd is distributed with Red Hat 6.0 and there is
an update that includes the directory in which the file needed by
ipchains exists. I'd think seriously abou using dhcpcd if you
need a solution today and are unable and/or unwilling to help
fix pump.
Comment 2 Erik Troan 1999-06-22 14:54:59 EDT
Is using 'pump -s' from your scripts not a good enough way of getting
the status information you need? I intended that to include everything
your type of application might need.

Please let me know what else pump -s should include.

------- Email Received From  Dave Dittrich <dittrich@cac.washington.edu> 06/24/99 10:29 -------


------- Email Received From  Erik Troan <ewt@redhat.com> 06/24/99 11:04 -------


------- Email Received From  Dave Dittrich <dittrich@cac.washington.edu> 06/24/99 14:48 -------
Comment 3 Erik Troan 2000-02-03 10:47:59 EST
If pump -s does not address your needs, please let me know. It should contain
the proper information, and we believe it is a reasonable alternative to
/etc/dhcpc

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