[syslinux] Allwell doesn't respond to OACK with ACK in TFTP [SOLVED]

Neologism Neologism at POBox.COM
Tue Feb 5 03:00:54 PST 2002

On Mon, 2002-02-04 at 16:29, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> > I should have mentioned what the internal ROM looks like.  It identifies
> > itself thusly:
> > 
> >     Intel LANDesk (R) Service Agent, version 0.99b
> >     Copyright (C) 1997  Intel Corporation.  All rights reserved.
> Try disabling PMTU discovery on the server.  Intel LANDesk 0.99-something
> had problems getting packets with the "no fragment" bits set (not to
> mention a host of other problems.)

That was it!  Thank you so much!  Yee-haw.  I see this issue is
addressed on your hardware page
(http://syslinux.zytor.com/hardware.php).  I actually read an old
version of the page before but your solution didn't jump out at me
because I've been overwhelmed by the details of this process.  I didn't
expect network booting to be so complicated, and I expected to need a
PXE server to boot a PXE client (but apparently not).

> Also try to see if you can get a firmware upgrade.
> The 0.99 series of the PXE kit should never have left the lab.  Each
> version has had a large number of very serious bugs.

What a drag.

Thank you for writing such great tools (*LINUX) and for being so


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