[syslinux] [PATCH] Add support for DHCP-Options [ CHADDR? ]

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Tue Aug 21 01:32:46 PDT 2007

Ferenc Wagner wrote:
>>> [...] create a renderer for 00:xx:xx:xx:xx ect.. format.
>> That would be a bad format to use, because it assumes Ethernet.
>> PXELINUX uses 01-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx for Ethernet addresses, since 01 is
>> the ARP/DHCP media type for Ethernet.  The use of dashes rather than the
>> more commonly used colons is because colons are special in many
>> filesystems, and dashes is actually the official form as used by the
>> IEEE.  In a Unix environment it's easy enough to convert forms.
> Maybe not quite so in the pre-boot environment.  What if I added an
> Ethernet specific and a general keyword to please more or less
> everybody while also elevating my codig pleasure? :)

That would be hideous.  Pretty much a guaranteed way to make sure only
Ethernet ever works.


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