[syslinux] Syslinux 6.03 released (Ady)

Gene Cumm gene.cumm at gmail.com
Mon Oct 6 13:15:11 PDT 2014

On Mon, Oct 6, 2014 at 3:17 PM, Spike White <spikewhitetx at gmail.com> wrote:
> Ady,
> This sounds interesting. I know PXE and related DHCP options
> somewhat well.  But I don't recognize this.
> Typically, you add PXE-related options to your DHCP server.
> Either your main DHCP server, or a proxy DHCP server you stand up.
> To a lesser extent, some smarter TFTP servers (like Tivoli
> or Rembo) can parse vendor-encapsulated options. They take different
> actions according to the option's values.
> I'm not following how pxelinux parses or has support for DHCP
> options.
> What is this proposed feature?

It's an older feature that was working in 3.86 (though how far earlier
I can't recall) then broken in 4.00.

>>> Changes in 6.03:
>>I have some minor additional items listed (or with a slightly
>>different wording). One that might be worth mentioning:
>>        * pxe: (Re-)add support for embedded DHCP options.
>>Thank You and Best Regards,


A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text,
especially the archives of mailing lists.
Q: Why is Top-posting such a bad thing?

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