Re(1): you mean you have to tell it where you are?
Posted by: Anonymous
on October 24, 2007 01:57 AM
While that is true, and should be accounted for, there is no indication in the article that the application is smart enough to try to find out where it is first. That means that even when I am on a network that could tell the computer where it is, I still have to manually tell it. Linux networking is already smart enough to know when it is on a network that does not provide DHCP, as proven by the automatic set up of zero-config networking if it can't find a dhcp server.
I understand having to tell the computer where I am if the network does not provide DHCP. I do not understand having to tell the computer where I am if it does. The script to gather the information is very trivial to write.