[ipxe-devel] custom dhcp client_id option

Michael Brown mcb30 at ipxe.org
Tue Apr 12 13:23:22 UTC 2016

On 08/04/16 20:05, Maule Mark wrote:
> I have a project where it would be useful for me to set a custom
> client_id when using dhcp to configure a network interface.
>   Specifically, in my case I'd like to pass the SMBIOS uuid as the
> client_id for an infiniband port instead of the port GUID.  In my
> application, I can guarantee that only one port will be making dhcp
> requests to the server, and this would allow my node to get the a
> consistent ipaddr/hostname from dnsmasq no matter which port the node
> pxe booted from.
> I can hack the code for my own purposes, but was wondering if there
> might be interest in having this as a general ipxe setting.  I'm willing
> to do the work and push it if this seems reasonable.

The SMBIOS UUID is already exposed in the DHCP request via the client 
UUID option.


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