On Mon, 2007-04-23 at 13:04 -0600, Levi Pearson wrote: > Patching bmc-config to support either does seem tricky. The Dell > utilities to read/set the key deal only in hex. Allowing both opens the > possibility for two different keys to be specified simultaneously.
I agree it would be a non-perfect interface. I was assuming that users would understand what they're doing, but that may not be the case. Here's an idea. How about if the user prefixes his input with a '0x', then we assume the user wants to do up to 20 bytes of hex. If not prefixed by '0x', then we assume the user is inputting a string? This would lead to some difficulty with the checkout of the K_g. We would have to add some logic to check on hex vs. string. At the minimum we'd have to check if all of the bytes after the first NULL byte are also NULL. Perhaps some logic checks to ascii character ranges is needed too? Hmmm ... Al -- Albert Chu [EMAIL PROTECTED] 925-422-5311 Computer Scientist High Performance Systems Division Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory _______________________________________________ Freeipmi-devel mailing list Freeipmiemail@example.com http://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/freeipmi-devel