[Dibbler] Dibbler 0.7.1 released

Jyrki Soini Jyrki.Soini at iki.fi
Sat Jun 28 15:25:11 CEST 2008


2008/6/23, Tomasz Mrugalski <thomson at klub.com.pl>:
> On Mon, 23 Jun 2008 somebody known as ?? wrote:
>
>> I know there is a bug about Confirm Msg in Dibbler v0.7.0 that is
>> Dibbler-Client can't sent Confirm message. I want to know whether this bug
>> is fixed in the newest version or in any plan of future version?
> It's not a bug, but a missing functionality. And no, it's not implemented
> in 0.7.1 yet.
>
> Can you describe a scenario that you would like client to send CONFIRM?
>
> In general, there are 2 cases (both are not supported yet):
> 1. client starts after crash/power outage and detects that is has still
> valid lease, so it sends CONFIRM instead of normal server discovery
> (solicit/request)
>
> 2. during operation, client detects that link went down and then up.
> Then it sends confirm to verify if current address is valid.
>
> Second scenario is quite difficult, because there's no general mechanism
> for detecting link up/down events. They're coded difrerently in Windows
> and Linux. So don't expect second scenario to be working anytime soon.
>
> The first one is easier to do. But it requires some xml parser. And that
> in turn makes binary bigger. As I have fixed Dibbler port to some embedded
> environment (OpenWRT), that may be undesirable.
>
> Anyway, I may be able to code scenario 1. Scenario 2 is planned for a
> rather distant future, unless someone is willing to help.
>
> Regards,
> Tomek
>
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