[syslinux] Syslinux-5.10-pre1

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Thu Mar 7 09:21:12 PST 2013

On 03/07/2013 02:04 AM, Matt Fleming wrote:
> Note there are no plans to make the new http/ftp
> code work with the legacy stack

Even more so, it is simply not possible, as the legacy stack runs the
PXE stack in UDP mode.  That means only UDP packets are available, not
TCP, and not even raw IP packets on which one can build a TCP stack.

We could do something better than TFTP, but it would have to be a new
protocol run on top of UDP.

Looking forward, however: EFI *does* provide a TCP stack, and so the
high-level protocols introduced in this release can be used on top of
the EFI stack directly.


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