|Mike Smith||Sep 2, 1999 11:41 pm|
|Warner Losh||Sep 2, 1999 11:44 pm|
|Skip Hansen||Sep 3, 1999 8:10 am|
|Chris Dillon||Sep 3, 1999 10:10 am|
|Mike Smith||Sep 3, 1999 12:08 pm|
|Mike Smith||Sep 3, 1999 12:35 pm|
|John Ioannidis||Sep 3, 1999 12:35 pm|
|Warner Losh||Sep 3, 1999 12:41 pm|
|Skip Hansen||Sep 3, 1999 1:38 pm|
|David O'Brien||Sep 3, 1999 2:16 pm|
|Broderick Wood||Sep 3, 1999 2:59 pm|
|Chris Dillon||Sep 3, 1999 3:02 pm|
|David O'Brien||Sep 3, 1999 3:39 pm|
|Mike Smith||Sep 3, 1999 3:44 pm|
|David O'Brien||Sep 3, 1999 4:15 pm|
|Mike Smith||Sep 3, 1999 4:19 pm|
|Jac Backus||Sep 4, 1999 12:36 pm|
|Kent Berggren||Sep 4, 1999 1:48 pm|
|Chris Dillon||Sep 4, 1999 7:13 pm|
|Mike Smith||Sep 4, 1999 7:13 pm|
|Chris Dillon||Sep 4, 1999 10:20 pm|
|Mike Smith||Sep 4, 1999 11:18 pm|
|Chris Dillon||Sep 5, 1999 12:01 am|
|Subject:||Re: Odd idea|
|From:||Chris Dillon (cdil...@wolves.k12.mo.us)|
|Date:||Sep 5, 1999 12:01:03 am|
On Sat, 4 Sep 1999, Mike Smith wrote:
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 question.
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)
If it doesn't, I'll look into it. Be forewarned that I am NOT much of a C programmer at all (if you're doing it in x86 ASM or something else besides C, I'd be even more lost). I went through K&R's book once or twice (still have it, 2nd edition), as part of a beginners class and thats about the extent of my knowledge of C. After that, I discovered PERL. :-)
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