[Dnsmasq-discuss] ISC leasefile removal
g.esp at free.fr
Fri Oct 20 22:23:07 BST 2006
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From: "Simon Kelley" <simon at thekelleys.org.uk>
To: "Jeb Campbell" <jebc at c4solutions.net>
Cc: "dnsmasq discussion list" <dnsmasq-discuss at lists.thekelleys.org.uk>
Sent: Friday, October 20, 2006 5:23 PM
Subject: Re: [Dnsmasq-discuss] v2.34 on Openbsd 4.0 (fix)
> > One last thing -- as a temp fix last night, I recompiled dnsmasq to read
> > ISC lease files and it works great, but the source says that this will
> > go away soon -- is it just not maintainable?
> The main motivation for getting rid of it is that it's a hack which
> depends on the ISC leasefile format not changing, and is rather
> race-condition prone. Very few people use it, and it's quite likely that
> it will get inadvertently broken. My plan is to remove it in the first
> release after Debian "etch", which might well be 2.35.
Please don't remove it now and not so fast after.
We need it on IPCop actually.
We have planned to test other solutions on the next major IPCop version but
development is actually not so fast.
Gilles Espinasse maintainer of IPcop v1.4
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