[ipxe-devel] [Etherboot-discuss] tftp vs http for downloading big files

Michael Brown mbrown at fensystems.co.uk
Wed Mar 16 21:57:53 UTC 2011

On Wednesday 16 Mar 2011 20:54:30 hai wu wrote:
> Just for downloading files like vmlinuz/initrd.img, wouldn't it be better
>  to use tftp instead of using http when the image files would be very
>  large?

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HTTP will generally scale better than TFTP.  The possible exception is when 
simultaneously multicasting an image to multiple clients.


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