Retaining information between DHCP requests

Simon Hobson dhcp1 at
Thu Oct 9 17:37:52 UTC 2014

Bill Shirley <Bill at> wrote:

> Something like:
> class "kickstart" {
>         match if substring(option vendor-class-identifier, 0, 9) = "kickstart";

The problem being that the vendor class id isn't included in the requests after the initial lease offer/accept.

Thinking a bit more, what OS do the devices run once installed ? It may be possible to turn it around and match on that rather than kickstart.

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