OOB core router connectivity wish list

William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Wed Jan 9 16:25:47 UTC 2013

On Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 11:21 AM, Christopher Morrow
<morrowc.lists at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

Sure, but in that scenario you don't *need* a dhcp system, it's merely
a "nice to have." Hence a P2 not a P1.

Bill Herrin

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