What option information does current Windows accept?
sdean at bard.edu
Wed Dec 1 19:07:30 UTC 2010
I'm migrating our DHCP services from AIX to Lnx (anyone out there done that and
have advice?) and am looking at my AIX-DHCP config file before migration.
When I first fired DHCP up some 11 years ago, I then inserted a comment that MS
Windows of that time (V3.1???) would only accept the subnet mask, domain name,
nameserver and gateway address...although I appear to have globally also passed
the SMTP and NTP server addresses. And that all still works.
But I wondered:
= Does current Windows (XP, V & 7) accept more options?
= I recall that at that time, Redmond didn't always release expired leases (we
*know* where the center of the universe really is!).
Does anyone have or have a pointer to the current wisdom, warnings and quirks
(if any) of Windows and OSX?
"Where's the kaboom? There was supposed to be an Earth-shattering kaboom!"
- Marvin the Martian
Stewart Dean, Unix System Admin, Bard College, New York 12504 sdean at bard.edu voice: 845-758-7475
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