Subject: Re: Proposed NetBSD DHCP Vendor Class Identifier
To: Matthias Drochner <M.Drochner@fz-juelich.de>
From: Jason R Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/17/2002 10:35:20
On Sun, Feb 17, 2002 at 07:09:13PM +0100, Matthias Drochner wrote:
> > 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.
Hm. Well, in the scenario I'm working with here, we have:
system firmware -- PXEClient:Arch:00000
pxeboot -- NetBSD:i386:libsa
kernel -- NetBSD:i386:kernel:1.5ZA
Presumably, system firmware would not be using the "NetBSD" VCI.
> > ...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?
Hm. Yah, I can see how that would be useful .. but would that be better
off in the Vendor Encapsulated Options?
-- Jason R. Thorpe <email@example.com>