Doh. I wish there were some way other than specifying the MAC address
to say to the DHCP/BOOTP server "give me FOO configuration". I was
trying to think of a way to make a boot disk which required a minimal
amount of system-dependant information tied to the boot disk itself or
to the station you are booting it from. Unfortunately I guess neither
BOOTP nor DHCP can fit this bill (or can it?).
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.
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