[ipxe-devel] Variable for proxy DHCP server address?
Floris Bos / Maxnet
bos at je-eigen-domein.nl
Tue Mar 27 01:55:20 BST 2012
On 03/27/2012 01:49 AM, Brandon Penglase wrote:
> Are you sure your DHCP Server is giving out the right server? What NIC
> are you using (that the original PXE is on)? Mine returns correct when
> I tried it as undionly.kkpxe, and when I used it as a ROM. See picture
> attached, or here if it doesn't make it through:
> http://node4.smart-serv.net/~brandon/ipxe-test.png Maybe it's
> something to do with the DNSMasq stuff, which I do not have running
> here. Brandon
For testing purposes I use Virtualbox.
If there is only one DHCP server it does work correctly.
However that is not the setting I want to use it in.
I want to use:
1) a regular DHCP server that only hands out IP-addresses, but does not
send the PXE specific options. No settings can be changed on this server.
2) a seperate proxy DHCP server that does not manage IP-address, but
only sends the PXE specific options.
Basically the top part of figure 2-4 on page 18 of the PXE
dnsmasq (unlike ISC dhcpd) supports this special configuration.
And the boot part indeed does work fine, as you can see in this
The regular PXE stack detects correctly that there are 2 seperate
servers being used ("DHCP IP: 192.168.88.1 PROXY IP: 192.168.88.99" line
at the top)
However iPXE shows 192.168.88.1 as next-server.
Was wondering if there is a way to get the proxy IP 192.168.88.99
instead, for use in a script.
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