Wireless Masochism

Von Fugal von at fugal.net
Tue Jul 5 14:08:52 MDT 2005


* Hans Fugal [Tue,  5 Jul 2005 at 14:04 -0600]
> > The VPN software does everything you would want DHCP to do.  
> 
*snip*
> I think OpenVPN goes too far in DHCP-server emulation, but I admit it's
> a hard line to draw. It is very nice that you don't have to set up a
> DHCP server to do the basics (give me an IP address, set up routes and
> nameservers). Unfortunately a side effect of this is that anytime
> someone asks about using a DHCP server in an OpenVPN setup, people just
> blast them with "why are you doing that, moron?" And, if you do buy into
> it, you end up administering both a DHCP server and OpenVPN, and we all
> know that repeating yourself is to be avoided wherever possible.

On that note, I _hate_ how openvpn will NEVER give you a consistent
address, and the lack of a good way to discover the addresses of other
peers makes things painful, which I believe is the main reason Hans has
done DHCP over VPN.

Von Fugal
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