[syslinux] Re: syslinux] tftp server with mysql backend

R P Herrold herrold at owlriver.com
Mon Apr 24 19:49:46 PDT 2006

On Mon, 24 Apr 2006, James_Martin at ao.uscourts.gov wrote:

> Are there any open source efforts ( I haven't found any) that have a tftp
> server with a mysql backend?  I'd like an incoming pxelinux request to
> give the tftp server the mac address, and then it performs a query to find
> out which configuration file it should get.  Of course it would be great
> if some day tftp-hpa would integrate with libmysql..

I know of three implementatons, sort of in this space; I 
documented dynamically returned installation profiles (keyed 
on MAC, IP, prior distribution release version, etc values) 
using a PHP dispatcher a couple of years ago;
[ http://www.owlriver.com/support/yum/ ], which was also 
demonstrated at a local LUG by Jim Wildman and I
[ http://www.colug.net/notes/0502mtg/ ]; a private 
installation at a commercial site which I do not have 
permission to mention; and a recent reimplementation and 
extension, on the CentOS platform, which Matthew R. Hyclak 
<hyclak at math.ohiou.edu> has been working though after a 
requirements statement, some poking and review by me ;)


I recall Matt, and a couple other folks were up from Athens 
for that meeting, but do not see his picture in the LUG 

-- Russ Herrold

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