Retaining information between DHCP requests

Bill Shirley Bill at
Thu Oct 9 22:46:25 UTC 2014

On 10/9/2014 6:29 PM, CLOSE Dave wrote:
> Sten Carlsen wrote:
>> Could you put a client-identifier into the final image? Or some other
>> identifier that can be matched?
> Perhaps. I'll have to investigate. PXE loads only two files, a kernel
> and a compressed initial ram disk (initrd). Presently, I'm using the
> vanilla versions of each for Fedora 20. Perhaps there's something in the
> initrd that I can adjust.
>> The purpose would be to match the final image to a class, leaving all
>> the kickstart stuff alone.
> Do you have any suggestion of what I might change?

Does kickstart send the hostname every time?
if (option host-name = "kickstart") {
     option domain-name-servers;

class "kickstart" {
         match if substring(option vendor-class-identifier, 0, 9) = "kickstart";
         option = "kickstart";
         option fqdn.hostname = "kickstart";
#       option domain-name      "";
#       option ddns-domainname "";
         option domain-name-servers;

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