MAC/WWN format convention
I think there should be a way to define the way we can write a MAC address, to prevent some addresses to be writen like 1a:2b:3c:4d:5e:6f and other 1A2B3C4D5E6F or even other formats that would prevent a successfull search. Same apply for the FibreChannel WWNs. I was thinking about a configuration option to let eveyone use the format I likes to…
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I've been writing MAC addresses as seen under Linux/Unix environment with ":" separator
between numbers and for Windows systems I've been using "-" as a separator.
What you are pointing out regarding searches based on MAC addresses, I think i-doit
developer team could consider simply dropping those MAC address separators while
saving new MAC entries to database.
User enter MAC address 12-34-56-ab-cd-ef and saves the entry.
I-doit grabs the entry, drops separators "-" from the entry and saves a string
"123456abcdef" into database.
By pasting MAC addresses with either separator ":" or "-" between the numbers, or
generally speaking what ever separator will be used which does not match the rule
of having only [a-zA-Z0-9] characters among MAC address will be discarded and then
search will be proceeded against a combination of alphabet & number string.
I see this being just an issue how MAC address will be defined for i-doit.