Bug 3732 - NISDOMAINNAME and other nis dhcp Options no longer supported
Summary: NISDOMAINNAME and other nis dhcp Options no longer supported
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: dhcpcd
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Erik Troan
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Reported: 1999-06-25 18:22 UTC by hermann.lauer
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-03 15:49:26 UTC

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Description hermann.lauer 1999-06-25 18:22:30 UTC
In the switch from dhcpd-0.70 to 1.3.17 (which seems
to be from another author...) the possibility to fetch
the nis domainname (and other nis options) are lost.

Redhats replacement "pump" seems also have no possibility
to write a script file, where extended DHCP options would be
placed (timeserver, fontserver et all)

This is was I need for my local network setup, so I'm stuck
with redhat 5.2 for the moment...

Comment 1 Anonymous 1999-07-22 19:38:59 UTC
We suffer from the same issue. It would be good to see the
functionality returned.

Matt Fahrner, Burlington Coat.

Comment 2 hermann.lauer 1999-09-27 10:04:59 UTC
Discovered today that the dhcp-client-2.0-1 (on contrib, part of the
ISC-dhcp Server package) can provide nis information and
all the other nice informations which can be distributed via dhcp -
only a script have to be provided to save the information somewhere,
and then of course the complete configuration mechanism has to be
adapted. So there's no need for dhcpd any more and dhcp-client seems
also to be much more powerfull than pump (can also use bootp), so
please try to incooperate dhcp-client in the configuration process of
redhat-6.1 - this would make administering of large linux installation
much more easier (could be even better than in 5.2, 6.0 was a big step
back in that field)

Comment 3 Erik Troan 2000-02-03 15:49:59 UTC
All of this should be addressed in pump-0.7.6, which will be on
ftp://people.redhat.com/ewt this afternoon.

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