multiple tftp servers

Simon Hobson dhcp1 at
Tue Sep 26 22:20:18 UTC 2006

David W. Hankins wrote:

>  > The only thing I can think of might be to use failover, have each
>>  server give out it's own address as the TFTP server, and run some
>>  sort of monitoring that turns off the dhcp service if the tftp
>>  service is down. Actually, the tftp servers don't have to be on the
>>  same boxes as the dhcp servers as long as you can tie together "no
>>  tftp server' = "no dhcp server offering it as a boot server".
>Or run the tftp servers on the dhcp failover servers and have them
>advertise only themselves.

IFF the tftp service is sufficiently reliable that "server running" = 
"tftp service running" is a good enough approximation for the 

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