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Comment Re:No support for dynamic address assignment?!? (Score 2) 287

But DHCPv6 also supplies INFORMATION REQUEST which designed to operate without address assignment. It supplies things like DNS.

With Windows not supporting RDNSS in RA, it requires DHCPv6 DNS via the information request to work in a pure IPv6 world.
In the same vein, Android not supporting DHCPv6 requires RDNSS in the RA to work in a pure IPv6 world.

So as it stands right now, we have to run both if we want to support both OS and that sadly means redundant data going around the network.
I cannot speak for Microsoft, but I do know that Android uses an old version of dhcpcd.
dhcpcd has supported DHCPv6 for a long time now, so they just have to upgrade it to get it to work, which means this is purely a political rather than technical problem.

Comment Re:meanwhile... (Score 5, Insightful) 755

You're right, OpenRC cannot keep up because it's not a DHCP client, nor a binary system logger, nor any of the other things systemd has now assimilated.
It's just an piece of software which starts the system in a deterministic fashion using existing software that's been very well tested, such as sysvinit on Linux the respective BSD init on the BSDs.

OpenRC is just an init system, it will never be anything more than that. And why should it be? There are much better system loggers and network management tools out there than what systemd offers.

Comment Re:Just keep it away from Gentoo and I'm good (Score 5, Informative) 551

It's a lot better than openrc, which is needlessly slow due to being written in bash and fails at running tasks that don't depend on each other in parallel. I've converted both my desktop and laptop and now more concerned with keeping openrc away from Gentoo.

OpenRC is written in C for the most part. Each init script is shell based though and works fine with pretty much any shell.
You can use bash if you want to, but I prefer to run dash.

As to the parallel start up - well, some users do have an issue depending on what services they have installed and configured.
I personally have no problem with it and use it all the time.

As to the speed? Well, it gets me to the desktop in the same number of seconds as systemd.

Comment I wrote OpenRC (Score 5, Informative) 533

And now I use NetBSD.

systemd also has its own NetworkManager wanna be in the making as well. I also dislike this.

For shameless plug I currently maintain dhcpcd which does your DHCP, IPv4LL, IPv6RS and DHCPv6. Other nicities like carrier detection, SSID and ARP profiles, routing preferences all come as standard. All in 155k. For kicks there is even a basic GTK+ system tray notification widget that also talks to wpa supplicant to allow wireless network selection and password entry.

Comment Not exactly true (Score 1) 459

Gentoo stable requires bash for baselayout-1
Gentoo unstable uses /bin/sh for OpenRC

I know - I wrote OpenRC and maintained baselayout-1 for a long time :)

For pure startup, busybox sh is the fastest, followed by dash followed by bash.
busybox is fastest purely because it doesn't fork as much due to the apps builtin. Plus the apps in question generally have much shorter code-paths due to many GNU extensions being stripped.

I didn't test zsh or pdksh for speed.

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