[Dnsmasq-discuss] dhcp-option and vendor class

Simon Kelley simon at thekelleys.org.uk
Mon Dec 29 09:57:45 GMT 2008

Ben wrote:
> This works:
>  dhcp-vendorclass=apc,APC
>  dhcp-option=apc,43,01:04:31:41:50:43:02:01:01
> but this doesn't:
>  dhcp-option=vendor:APC,43,01:04:31:41:50:43:02:01:01
> What am I missing here?  Shouldn't the "vendor:APC" syntax work?

It does work: it does the encapsulation for you, so you need


depending on what those options are, you may what to use a more natural 
representation than hex bytes.

Your second example is taking the already-encapsulated options, treating 
them as a single option and encapsulating them again, which confuses 
things somewhat.



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