[syslinux] pxelinux: Using just pxelinux.cfg/default

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Fri Mar 17 08:14:53 PST 2006

Pepo wrote:
> Hi friends...
> I am using pxelinux but it is so slow when I don't write MAC addresses 
> in /etc/dhcp3/dhcpd.conf so How do I can use pxelinux.cfg/default directly 
> and not have to wait?
> A lot of thanks.

What Geert says is right; your TFTP server is broken.  With a proper 
TFTP server, going through the whole series of filenames should only 
take a fraction of a second.

However, you can override the default configuration file name by sending 
DHCP option 209.  See:



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