[OpenWrt-Devel] [PATCH 5/5] malta: use "static" proto for lan interface

Florian Fainelli florian at openwrt.org
Thu Oct 29 10:20:59 EDT 2015

Le 28/10/2015 19:32, Yousong Zhou a écrit :
> On 29 October 2015 at 00:19, Florian Fainelli <florian at openwrt.org> wrote:
>> On Oct 28, 2015 5:56 AM, "Yousong Zhou" <yszhou4tech at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> This is almost the default config of OpenWrt targets (currently even
>>> those sunxi boards with only one ethernet interface use static IP
>>> address for its lan interface).
>> And this is intend intended, because Malta is primarily used under qemu,
>> from which you get your network to be NAT'd or bridged from/with the host.
>> Your change would force an user to reconfigure the network on boot, and that
>> seems like a less sensible default to me.
> The current default is not that sensible anyway.  If I understand it
> correctly, many packages in OpenWrt assume that lan is for the
> "internal" part of the network map, e.g. by default, dnsmasq will
> serve DHCP requests on lan interface, firewall will also allow
> forwarding on lan interface.  A workaround can be making eth0 the
> default wan interface.

But then again, by making eth0 the default wan interface, this is
enforcing a specific model of the networking, and with QEMU this is a
lot more flexible than that.

Since there does not see to be a good answer, then let's go with your
changes and I will do my local changes if I am unhappy with these...
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