On Sat, 2010-06-19 at 18:43 +0200, maximilian attems wrote: > On Tue, 08 Jun 2010, Michael Prokop wrote: > > > * Vagrant Cascadian <email@example.com> [Mit Dez 17, 2008 at 07:01:51 -0800]: > > > > > please consider the attached patch, which adds boot prompt parameters for two > > > of ipconfig's commandline options in the configure_networking function: > > > > > - using an alternate DHCP port (dhcpport=NNN, ipconfig -p NNN) > > > - specifying the vendor-class-identifier (dhcpvci=XXX, ipconfig -i XXX) > > > > > supporting these options gives additional flexibility in distinguishing thin > > > clients from conventional workstations in a mixed network. > > > > Sorry that no one took care of your bugreport for so long, Vagrant. > > Patch looks fine to me. > > > > maks, any objections against inclusion of the patches? > > I had been dragging that patch as I do not like to add to many > bootparams that are outside of documented upstream linux-2.6 handling > and thus initramfs-tools specific. waited to see if a second voice > would raise.. > > I do not see so much the point of setting ipconfig vendor class id. > why would that be needed for booting? It would be used for selecting the boot image. > the alternate DHCP port looks indeed more interesting, but no idea > how common that is in the wild? and if there is not a place in the > ip= monster bootparam? Using an alternate DHCP port sounds pretty crazy. Another possibility is to configure the switch(es) to put the thin clients on a separate VLAN. But I suppose people also want to use cheap switches with no VLAN support. Ben. -- Ben Hutchings Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it makes it worse.
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