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

hai wu haiwu.us at gmail.com
Thu Mar 17 02:33:06 UTC 2011

The reason I ask is because gpxe sometimes fails when using http to
build vSphere ESXi 4.0 guest (sometimes it works. When it failed, it has
message "connection reset" 0f0a6039), but it always works if using tftp
(gpxe server is also a VM guest).

Found this URL:


Not sure what could be wrong in this case ..

On Wed, Mar 16, 2011 at 4:57 PM, Michael Brown <mbrown at fensystems.co.uk>wrote:

>  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?
> (Redirected to ipxe-devel at lists.ipxe.org)
> HTTP will generally scale better than TFTP.  The possible exception is when
> simultaneously multicasting an image to multiple clients.
> Michael
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.ipxe.org/pipermail/ipxe-devel/attachments/20110316/b4805826/attachment.htm>

More information about the ipxe-devel mailing list