PXE only Config [OT]

Dan Farrell dan at spore.ath.cx
Mon Dec 3 22:29:12 UTC 2007

On Mon, 3 Dec 2007 09:47:17 -0700
Daniel Wells <daniel_wells at byu.edu> wrote:

> I noticed I failed to respond to one piece of you email, "I did not
> realize that the client asked for PXE information seperately."
> The PXE client does not make a separate requests to the PXE servers.
> It makes one request (a DCHP Discover), which can be received by
> multiple servers.  It basically then listens for any responses.  It
> will continue to accept responses from multiple servers until it
> receives responses to all of it requests (options). So if your DHCP
> servers are configure to responds to only the IP lease requests, the
> PXE client will continue to wait to see if anyone else will send it
> its boot file information.  If it never receives its boot file info,
> then it times out and fails.  If another server responds within a
> timely fashion with the remainder of the options that it has
> requested, then it consumes those options and the boot continues
> successfully.
> Does this answer your question?
>     - Daniel W.
very well, thank you.  I now understand the extent of your problem a
little better, too.  

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