Description of problem:
Currently, the closest method for enrolling clients automatically is adding hosts beforehand with one time passwords and then launching unattended client installs. This, however, requires manual intervention by the admin for every host that needs to be added to the network. In our environment, users own and are responsible for their hosts. i.e. Users don't change that often, but they would like to enroll new hosts. If the hosts can be enrolled automatically based on some criteria (ip range or a regex of the fqdn), it would eliminate the dependence on the admin for enrolling hosts. This functionality already exists in NIS in the form of securenets.
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Thank you taking your time and submitting this request for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Unfortunately, this bug was not given a priority and was deferred both in the upstream project and in Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Given that we are unable to fulfill this request in following Red Hat Enterprise Linux releases, I am closing the Bugzilla as DEFERRED. To request that Red Hat re-considers the decision, please re-open the Bugzilla via appropriate support channels and provide additional business and/or technical details about its importance to you.
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