support for User Class options

Brian Raaen braaen at
Thu Jan 10 18:46:07 UTC 2008

Dear Reid,
	I am not sure if this is what you are asking, but this part of the man pages 
may be what you are looking for.

       option user-class string;

          This  option  is  used by some DHCP clients as a way for users to 
specify identifying information to the client.   This can be used in a 
similar way to the
          vendor-class-identifier option, but the value of the option is 
specified by the user, not the vendor.   Most recent DHCP clients have a  way  
in  the  user
          interface to specify the value for this identifier, usually as a 
text string.

On Thursday 10 January 2008 13:21, Reid Vail wrote:
> Maybe I should ask this question in a broader way:  since User Class is
> part of the RFC standard (option 77, I think) does that mean that ISC
> DHCP supports it?
> Thanks
> Reid
> Reid Vail wrote:
> > Hello group -
> >
> > I have a requirement for a DHCP server that supports User Class and the 
> > options  that can be associated with it.  I've looked ISC DHCP and also
> > at the .conf file that's on my Ubuntu system, and have also searched
> > what documentation I could find, but no luck.  Just some hints that
> > maybe, it might.. :->
> >
> > Any thoughts?
> >
> > regards,
> >
> > Reid
> >
> >
> >   

Brian Raaen
Network Engineer
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