Date: Sun, 17 Apr 2011 07:47:01 +0400 From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> To: owl-dev@...ts.openwall.com Subject: DHCP client Hi, Nikola - this might be a challenging task for you... or someone else may volunteer for it. We need a DHCP client with privilege separation. Juan on our team did some work on this several years ago, but he never completed it and he is not going to. Meanwhile, OpenBSD implemented privsep in their fork of ISC's dhclient, and this code got into FreeBSD and DragonFly BSD, but it has not yet been ported to Linux (as far as I'm aware). I think that we should either port OpenBSD's dhclient to Linux or port the relevant ones of their changes to ISC's portable DHCP suite. In the former case, we'll have separate directory Owl/packages/dhclient/ in our native tree for the DHCP client. In the latter case, we'll have more patches under Owl/packages/dhcp/ and we'll enable building of the DHCP client in dhcp.spec (which is currently disabled because of the lack of privsep). Also, in the latter case we need to update to a newer upstream version (latest stable) of the DHCP suite first. I'd appreciate any comments. Alexander
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