[syslinux] dhcp with multiple tftpservers?

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Mon Jan 31 14:21:35 PST 2005

Mikey Sklar wrote:
> I work at a company that likes to poweroff our entire buildings on a
> yearly bassis. During the powerup we tend to have a chicken-and-egg
> problem. All our servers are set to PXE boot on every boot. Some of the
> core infrastructure servers end up getting stuck on boot. A DHCP server
> is a available to respond, but no tftpserver is up yet to send down the
> pxelinux microkernel. 
> Is there anyway to have multiple tftpservers specified? Any other
> suggestions outside of getting our tftpserver up first.

Unfortunately not, except anycasting (i.e. having more than one TFTP 
server for the same IP address.)


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