RE: [dhcwg] Comments ondraft-cadar-dhc-dhcpv6-opt-email-00.txt/draft-cadar-dhc-opt-imap-00.txt

"Van Aken Dirk" <Dirk.VanAken@thomson.net> Sun, 01 August 2004 19:24 UTC

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Subject: RE: [dhcwg] Comments ondraft-cadar-dhc-dhcpv6-opt-email-00.txt/draft-cadar-dhc-opt-imap-00.txt
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From: "Van Aken Dirk" <Dirk.VanAken@thomson.net>
To: "Ted Lemon" <mellon@fugue.com>, "Cristian Cadar" <Cristian.Cadar@netlab.nec.de>
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Hello Ted, Cristian,

See some comments inline.

Best regards - Dirk

> -----Original Message-----
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> Ted Lemon
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> To: Cristian Cadar
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> Subject: Re: [dhcwg] Comments
> ondraft-cadar-dhc-dhcpv6-opt-email-00.txt/draft-cadar-dhc-opt-
> imap-00.txt
>  
> I guess my first question about this is why?

I assume to come closer to zero-config of hosts and applications I would say.
    
> Why would you want a client to trust the DHCP server to tell you what IMAP server to 
> contact?

Is this not true for all options that are returned by a server ?

>  What if you wind up talking to a rogue server, or roam to a 
> different network?   These don't seem like things that are 
> location-dependent - they seem like things that you want to configure 
> on the client and not change as the client moves around.

True, but on the other hand from the perspective of a system admin, he/she must use two methods for host/application configuration. That is, a DHCP server for a first set of parameters and scripts or even manual config for other parameters.

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