[syslinux] PXE boot by MAC Vendor

Cristi cristi.mitrana at gmail.com
Sat Jan 6 00:07:33 PST 2007

On 1/5/07, Clonch, Christopher A (Chris) <clonch at alcatel-lucent.com> wrote:
> I know this has been discussed many moons ago, but my search attempts on the mailing list archive and Google have not yielded any more information.  Here's my situation:
> Currently all clients boot a generic "boot menu" which allows them to choose different images.  However I now have a PPC client that can not load the x86 complied pxelinux boot menu image.  So I now want to have a portion of the clients (right now just those PPC ones) boot a different image.  I figure that using the vendor portion of their MAC address, as mentioned here http://syslinux.zytor.com/archives/2005-May/005223.html <http://syslinux.zytor.com/archives/2005-May/005223.html> , would be the simplest way to accomplish this.  It seems this might be relatively easy to do using tftp-hpa (which I am using) and rewrite rules.  From the man pages I understand the rewrite rules file structure, but fail to see how to put it all together.

 It would be more easy to detect the arch of the client in ISC dhcpd
and hand over to the client a different menu/boot image. See:

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