Glenn.Satchell at uniq.com.au
Mon Sep 18 16:19:08 UTC 2006
>Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2006 17:50:27 +0200
>From: muzzol <muzzol at gmail.com>
>To: dhcp-users at isc.org
>Subject: Re: conditional sentences
>> This is from the dhcp-options manual page.
>> option vendor-class-identifier string;
>> This option is used by some DHCP clients to identify the
>> vendor type and possibly the configuration of a DHCP
>> client. The information is a string of bytes whose con-
>> tents are specific to the vendor and are not specified in
>> a standard. To see what vendor class identifier clients
>> are sending, you can write the following in your DHCP
>> server configuration file:
>> set vendor-string = option vendor-class-identifier;
>> This will result in all entries in the DHCP server lease
>> database file for clients that sent vendor-class-
>> identifier options having a set statement that looks some-
>> thing like this:
>> set vendor-string = "SUNW.Ultra-5_10";
>> and you can use it like this. "MSFT 5.0" is returned by windows 2000
>> and XP.
>is there any list of vendor-string values anywhere?
Not that I am aware of. You can use the 'set' command above to see what
your clients return though.
These are some I found in a very quick google:
Microsoft - http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;266675
MSFT 5.0 - Windows 2000 and XP
MSFT 98 - Windows 98 and ME
PXEClient - system booting using PXE
and these werew from my simple tests:
Fedora Core 2 - not set
Solaris - SUNW.model where model varies with each model
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