how is the client identifer used in other DHCP servers.

Bruce Hudson Bruce.Hudson at Dal.Ca
Wed Mar 22 20:30:19 UTC 2006

> Let me be more specific, do other DHCP server support sub-option 0 of the
> client identifer?
> So can I compose a unique string and send it other dhcp servers and have it
> interpreted.

    The DHCP says the client identifier is "an opaque key, not to be
interpreted by the server". While I cannot say what other DHCP servers
do and do not support, it is fair to say that any that would not accept
a "type code" of zero (or anything else for that matter) is broken as
a general DHCP server. 
Bruce A. Hudson				| Bruce.Hudson at Dal.CA
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