OOB core router connectivity wish list

Christopher Morrow morrowc.lists at gmail.com
Wed Jan 9 16:21:49 UTC 2013


On Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 11:18 AM, William Herrin <bill at herrin.us> wrote:
> About the only time you'd strictly *need* dynamic configuration in an
> OOB is when directly connecting it to a commodity Internet link. If
> you're willing to give your poorly secured and rarely updated OOB a
> public IP address, you're a braver man than I am. If you are that
> "brave" then you'll need a more robust set of dynamic configuration
> tools than just the ones you've listed and you'll also need a dynamic
> dns client or some other mechanism for the the OOB to let you know
> what addresses it ended up on.

it's possible that he's thinking of a world where your dhcp is not
'dynamic' but a management system which can keep all the other bits of
information updated (and easily updatable!) for the remote nodes:
  ip address
  def-gw
  dns servers

for instance.



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