[arch-releng] dhcp in archiso_pxe_* (WAS: [RFC] [archiso] Use a pure systemd enviroment)

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Wed Aug 22 19:31:20 EDT 2012

Am 22.08.2012 23:04, schrieb Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi:
>> Beware that downloading the files may take longer than the lease time of
>> the network. For example, it is not uncommon to have 15 minute lease
>> times, and downloading files in less than 15 minutes needs > 3MBit/s
>> approximately.
> mmm I am now confused now... we have already done this for HTTP and I
> never heard this argument.

It is an unlikely scenario, as such short lease times only occur on
public networks, which are mostly wifi, not LAN. It is still possible.

Still, the safe way is to use a proper DHCP client.

> So in such case system will be broken during usage,
> Also NFS/NBD methods are more oriented for local networks.

Yes, long lease times are more likely in private networks, so most
people won't notice problems.

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