PXED configuration file

The configuration file has an address section and an option definition section, which are based on the concept of containers that hold options, modifiers, and, potentially, other containers.

A container (basically, a method to group options) uses an identifier to classify clients into groups. The container types are subnet, class, vendor, and client. Currently, there is not a generic user-definable container. The identifier uniquely defines the client so that the client can be tracked if, for example, it moves between subnets. More than one container type can be used to define client access.

Options are identifiers that are returned to the client, such as default gateway and DNS address.