[ipxe-devel] gPXE 1.0.1 Boot Server Discovery behaviour

Michael Brown mbrown at fensystems.co.uk
Thu Nov 11 01:19:16 UTC 2010

On Wednesday 10 Nov 2010 17:19:11 carlyoung at keycomm.co.uk wrote:
> I have a question about the standard behaviour of gPXE 1.0.1 and iPXE. (The
>  tests I did were using VMware E1000 based boot-rom)
> the PXE 2.1 spec states [in para. 2.4.4] that the client should provide
>  option 71 (PXE_BOOT_ITEM)  in boot server discovery but I cannot see this
>  in a trace using the gPXE 1.0.1 boot rom.
> I have a trace when using a CA MPC boot server (all I have access to
>  currently). The extended DHCP offer from the boot server has
>  option/sub-option 43/8 and 43/9 (PXE_BOOT_SERVERS and PXE_BOOT_MENU
>  respectively) and these both have the boot-server type (0007) present.
> The client then sends a DHCPREQUEST boot server discovery request without
>  the PXE_BOOT_ITEM type and the CA server ignores this request as the
>  explicit boot server type has not been specified.
> <snip>

Could you send (or publish and send a URL to) a copy of this trace?



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