[ipxe-devel] HTTPS support?
msollany at sfu.ca
Thu Jun 23 01:33:08 BST 2011
Our iPXE deployment is going really well - every machine at this university
now boots to iPXE unless specifically overridden by local administrators,
so I'd call that a pretty big success.
What I'm wondering is whether there's any support in iPXE at present
(or planned) for HTTPS.
I would like to use that in order to securely communicate with a web server
which would be dynamically generating iPXE scripts which the client machines
could then chainload, in order to provide services like the registration of
a machine's hostname in our DNS and Active Directory, for example.
In order to make such services, authentication credentials would be needed,
and I don't want to pass that sort of thing over the wire in cleartext.
I've already had good luck with services that don't require authentication
being scripted in this manner - all that's needed is echo, read, and chain.
Thanks again for all your hard work!
Mike Sollanych - msollany at sfu.ca
IT Services - Research Computing Group
Simon Fraser University, BC, Canada
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