Summary of DHCP Options/BOOTP Vendor Information Fields

BOOTP vendor information fields are used to carry additional vendor-independent configuration parameters. These were used as the basis for DHCP options, which extend the concept to include parameters used to manage the operation of DHCP as a whole, as described in the previous section. Since BOOTP vendor information fields and DHCP options are essentially the same (except for the DHCP-specific fields), they are described in the same TCP/IP standard, and hence, in this single part of the book.

The following tables list each of the DHCP options/BOOTP vendor information fields. The tables show each option's Code value, the length of the Data subfield for the option, the formal name of the option, ...

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