Please Urgent: Failover problem

Glenn Satchell Glenn.Satchell at
Thu Apr 5 13:37:44 UTC 2007

>Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2007 11:36:42 +0400
>From: "Abu Abdulla alhanbali" <montaqa at>
>I manage to solve the problem of the failover. It was a sync problem. check:
>on the other hand I didn't manage to make the TFTP option in the conf file.
>I don't know the syntax. Can anyone help me in this please.

There's two different options for setting the tftp server:


option tftp-server-name "";

next-server is the original way to do it, whereas the option
tftp-server-name is  somewhat newer and uses a different option number
within the dhcp packet. Which one is required depends on your dhcp
client(s). Try next-server first, then add option tpftp-server if

Note the quoting, next-server expects a hostname or IP address as a
parameter, option tftp-server-name expects a text string, so needs the
quotes. See dhcpd.conf and dhcp-options man pages.


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