[syslinux] dhcprelease in pxelinux
rajeevagrawala at hotmail.com
Tue Dec 7 21:12:52 PST 2004
>From: "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa at zytor.com>
>To: Rajeev Agrawala <rajeevagrawala at hotmail.com>
>CC: syslinux at zytor.com
>Subject: Re: [syslinux] dhcprelease in pxelinux
>Date: Mon, 06 Dec 2004 17:50:45 -0800
>Rajeev Agrawala wrote:
>>>It would definitely be better if you could get your DHCP server to
>>>service the public addresses; if not, I would suggest having the OS send
>>>DHCPRELEASE at OS boot time (typically before configuring the static
>>>address) by going though a DHCP request-release cycle; dhclient can do
>>>this, for example (dhclient -1 && dhclient -r).
>>OS sending DHCPRELEASE is an option. But would be great if pxelinux could
>>do it as part of LOCALBOOT option. If the Locally boot OS needs an IP
>>address, it is going to do a DHCPDISCOVER/DHCPREQUEST anyways.
>Most people would complain about getting different addresses. Sorry, I
>really think it's doing more harm than good.
How about making it optional?
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