[syslinux] next-server and tftp
H. Peter Anvin
hpa at zytor.com
Mon Feb 23 09:35:26 PST 2004
Nick Garfield wrote:
> A colleague of mine today showed me his dhcp/tftp configuration with
> pxelinux. He booted, from the network, an intel based machine with no
> disk. I was impressed. So I looked at the configuration he was using
> and it was simple....he had ISC dhcpd v2 and a tftp server configured as
> detailed on your web site. Curious, I suggested that he move the tftp
> server to another machine (on a different IP address). We changed the
> next-server statement in dhcpd.conf to the new ip address to agree with
> the changes. When we tried to boot the machine from the network the
> machine failed to boot. Curiously the network card (running intel boot
> agent 2.0) said the packet was sourced at the dhcp server address and
> not the next-server address (which is what I expected).
> Can anyone explain what is happening here....
Intel Boot Agent 2.0 is pretty old and may have bugs in this area. See
if you can upgrade.
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