[ipxe-devel] PXE boot over the Internet using iPXE

Robin Smidsrød robin at smidsrod.no
Fri Dec 16 10:30:53 GMT 2016



On 15.12.2016 04.57, Joshua Fletcher wrote:
> ... In theory I would like to store a few different netboot images
> on the apache web server (in differentiated directories) and use an iPXE
> instance booted via either NIC ROM or ISO to boot said files. ...

> 1) Is this possible?

Yes.

> 2) Is there a better way?
> 3) If there is a better way, how would I go about implementing it?

I would use iPXE directly instead of PXELINUX, like we do in several of
the examples over on ipxe.org/examples.

> 4) Is it possible to do any of this over HTTPS/SSL?

Yes, if you build your own ipxe binary, you can include HTTPS support,
which ensures content is transferred securely.

-- Robin


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