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From Jörg Henne <>
Subject Contributing DHCP code back into Apache DS project
Date Thu, 20 Dec 2007 15:37:36 GMT
Hi all,

while the LDAP mapper is still pending, I'd like to get things going 
regarding the DHCP code. I already outlined the state of the DHCP code 
with the bottom line that there is currently no working full DHCP 
implementation. Nevertheless this would be a better starting point for 
the completion of a first usable implementation, as there is already an 
implementation of the actual DHCP protocol.

If you think it is desirable to merge back the 
changes, the question would be how we get this done. Our implementation 
of the DHCP service already contains several interfaces where 
implementations can be switched:
- the implementation of the protocol can be switched between DHCP and PXE
- in the DHCP case, there is a protocol implementation which gets its 
configuration from a configuration store.
- the PXE implementation does not yet have this abstraction but I'd like 
to introduce it.

For the Apache DS code base this would have to following consequences:
- There are implementations for both DHCP and PXE
- Both implementations rely on a configuration store
- The initial contribution/merge would NOT contain an actual 
implementation of those stores.

Please let me know what you think.

Joerg Henne

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