Re: [dhcwg] WG last call on draft-ietf-dhc-subscriber-id-01.txt>

Andreas Öman <andreas@packetfront.com> Sat, 30 August 2003 20:16 UTC

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From: Andreas Öman <andreas@packetfront.com>
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Subject: Re: [dhcwg] WG last call on draft-ietf-dhc-subscriber-id-01.txt>
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Bud Millwood wrote:
> 
> We would really like to see this suboption fixed to exactly one data type. The 
> problem with allowing the subscriber id be a sequence of bytes or an ascii 
> string is that when it comes time for us to report the subscriber id, say in 
> a log file, we really have no idea how to display it correctly. We may end up 
> displaying it as a sequence of bytes, although it is (according to the 
> manufacturer's documentation) a printable string, or vice-versa.
> 

I second that.
Also, i'd prefer strings. Not only for the reasons above, but for the
ability to do wildcard-compares, regexps, etc in the DCHP server when
selecting scope.

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Andreas Öman, Software Engineer
Packetfront.







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