[syslinux] tftpd-hpa issue: I think, anyway

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Wed Nov 1 15:18:08 PST 2006

Geert Stappers wrote:
> Op 29-10-2006 om 15:25 schreef Franklin M. Siler:
>> Oct 29 17:20:10 shamrock dhcpd: DHCPACK on to  00:16:76:82:fd:e2 via eth0
>> Oct 29 17:20:10 shamrock in.tftpd[4368]: RRQ from  filename /pxelinux.0
>> Oct 29 17:20:10 shamrock in.tftpd[4368]: tftp: client does not accept options
> "client does not accept options"

That's normal; many PXE clients request a filename with the tsize 
option, and then responds with an error.  This is solely for determining 
the size of the file; the error is really "thanks, that's all I wanted 
to know."

>> The requests for pxelinux.0/* aren't even showing up.  BTW, subnet is  
>> 10.180.64/20, so is valid.  Thanks for any advice.
> Please tell more about the client.

Mr. Siler sent me an off-list reply (please, people, report to the list 
when you've found the answer):

> good thought, but off.
>   For whatever reason, I later got things to work with no change in configuration on the client side.  However, I did fuss with the next-server directive in DHCP..maybe the PXE bootloader was being fussy.

With the recent changes to ISC DHCP, you *must* have a next-server 


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