Subject: Re: Proposed NetBSD DHCP Vendor Class Identifier
To: Matthias Drochner <>
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
List: tech-net
Date: 02/22/2002 09:49:40
On Fri, Feb 22, 2002 at 03:48:37PM +0100, Matthias Drochner wrote:

 > _If_ I write a real ROM bootloader for the cesfic one day, I'll
 > probably use libsa.

Ok, no problem.  We could always add a CPP macro to set the Requester
field in libsa.

 > This wouldn't be PXE, but see below...

...right, neither is what I am proposing PXE.

 > In environments where PXE is not available, the "filename" field
 > or eg some locally defined BOOTP option field could be used for
 > conditional behaviour.
 > The strings should look the same as far as possible to avoid
 > confusion.

What I am proposing really has nothing to do with PXE.  I'm proposing
NetBSD "vendor" options, not PXE vendor options...

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>