Lease file questions
dhcp1 at thehobsons.co.uk
Fri Nov 16 23:21:49 UTC 2007
Ryan McCain wrote:
>Doing a quick google search and looking in the index of "The DHCP
>Handbook" didn't turn up any results on how the UID is formed. Any
>clue on this?
There is no 'rule' - it's simply any unique string (optionally)
provided by the client. Some clients (specifically Windows) set this
to the hardware address, others (including Mac OS X and Linux) don't
supply it by default. In most cases (I've heard that even Windows
supports it), the user/administrator can configure this in the device.
Interestingly, I've looked up the first three bytes of the hardware
address, and they aren't allocated to anyone for use in ethernet.
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