Matching against the "hardware" String

Martin McCormick martin at
Wed Nov 17 22:00:38 UTC 2010

I wrote a class statement that checks the first 6 characters in
the host name as in

class "Certain-Systems" {
match if substring (option host-name, 0, 6) = "ABCDE0";

It works. I want to also write a statement that uses the manufacturer's
unique identifier portion of the MAC address. Do I need to
actually allow for 9 characters due to the colons that are
usually found as separaters or if the digits were aa:bb:cc,
would aabbcc match since that is technically the first 6
characters of the address?


Martin McCormick

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