You need a physical token of some sort to identify the machine; either
you use the MAC address or in some cases the GUID or UUID storage (on an
intel system) or some other NVRAM token depending on the system in
But the ethernet MAC address is about the only universal uniquifier
that any system has, so you really don't have much choice.
I was thinking more along the line of the dhcp-client-identifier which
is sent to the DHCP server by the client (which I guess is what you
are referring to, also, in the case of the "token"). Since the
hostname can be used as this identifier, it would be possible for me
to give each install disk a hostname of install# and then configure
dhcpd to give anything with hostname install* a certain configuration.
In this case, the physical token is the floppy disk.
Would the DHCP client in the loader support doing this?
If it didn't, you would have the source code, and I would be very
receptive to any input along those lines. 8)
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