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Date: Sat, 21 Sep 2013 03:26:57 +0400
From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com>
To: owl-users@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: Owl 3.0 and Virtual Machine Setup?

On Sat, Sep 21, 2013 at 01:05:27AM +0200, John Spencer wrote:
> On 09/21/2013 12:47 AM, Solar Designer wrote:
> ># We do not officially support the DHCP client because it is rather
> ># complicated, yet it runs entirely as root, which we find an
> ># unacceptable and unjustified security risk.  If you enable this
> ># setting, then you're essentially running your own revision of this
> ># package, and you're on your own with possible vulnerabilities.
> >%define BUILD_DHCP_CLIENT 0
> 
> maybe this dhcp client would suit owl's needs better ?
> https://code.google.com/p/ndhcp/
> (it was written by nicholas kain, who did musl's x86_64 port.)

Yes, this was/is one of the options under consideration:

http://www.openwall.com/lists/owl-dev/2011/05/03/7

Like I said, we just did not get around to actually working on it.

Alexander

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