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Date:      Thu, 24 Feb 2000 09:28:08 -0500 (EST)
From:      Steve Hovey <>
To:        Andrey Novikov <>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: Fixed IP in DHCP
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In-Reply-To: <>

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My book makes it sounds like MS clients cant change what they send for
identifier bu instead send the link layer address, but apple's open
transport and isc clients can set it to something else.

the line option is

option dchp-client-identifier 1:8:0:2b:4c:72:17;

(for 1: being eithernet and the rest the mac address) or

option dchp-client-identifier "joe's computer";

for self setup stuff.
So for joe you would say

host joe {
	option dhcp-client-identifier "Joe's computer";
to assign him

On Thu, 24 Feb 2000, Andrey Novikov wrote:

> > Yes - but you run the risk of collision if hostnames are created by users
> > (ie in win95 if its a freeforall you might have 2 people decide BigGuy is
> > a good machine name)
> My users are well educated  - the wouldn't. So the
> question is - how do I do it in dhcpd.conf?
> Andrey Novikov

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