Subject: Re: Proposed NetBSD DHCP Vendor Class Identifier
To: None <>
From: Matthias Drochner <>
List: tech-net
Date: 02/17/2002 19:09:13 said:
> I'd like to propose the a Vendor Class Identifier for DHCP requests
> made by the NetBSD libsa and kernel. 

For a comparable purpose I'm using the "bootfile" field
(set by the NFS_BOOT_BOOTP_REQFILE kernel option).

> 	NetBSD:Machine:Requester:Version

looks good

> Requester	That which is making the DHCP request, currently could
> 		be "libsa" or "kernel".

There might be a stage before "libsa" - some boot ROM or so
which loads the (libsa based) bootloader.

> ...fields after here are valid only if Requester == kernel.
> Version		Kernel version, e.g. "1.5ZA".

Perhaps add a "boot command argument" if given on the
bootloader prompt?

best regards