[syslinux] addendum to syslinux/ tftp-hpa docs

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Thu Feb 28 14:45:53 PST 2002

James S. Martin wrote:

> After a few days of troubleshooting, we finally determined why we were
> having problems.  It seems as though the tftp-hpa daemon requires the
> MTU of the interface it's running on to be >= 1500.  We had the MTU set
> at 1400 (don't ask why) and the PXE client was receiving fragmented
> packets and failing.  As soon as we set it to over 1500, it worked fine.
> hpa,
> Could you please update your syslinux/pxelinux and/or tftp-hpa docs so
> they reflect this requirement?

Hmm... the problem is that what you're seeing isn't the tftp-hpa daemon
doing anything wrong, what you're seeing is a bug in your PXE stack.  I'll
add it to the "broken hardware info" page.


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