[ipxe-devel] Backslash in chain scripts converted to %5c - escaping issue

Oliver Rath rath at mglug.de
Wed May 30 10:59:13 UTC 2012

Hi Alex,

Am 30.05.2012 12:42, schrieb Alex Davies:
> Hi All,
> If I enter iPXE shell and enter "chain \boot\x86\pxelinux.0",
> everything works - it pulls this file via TFTP from next-server.
> If I put the same string in a iPXE script and chain that via HTTP,
> there is an escaping issue (the slashes are converted to %5C). I have
> tried double slashing and adding quotes to no avail (these escape
> characters are simply converted too).
> Is there another way?

You can take i.e. the builtin tftp-server of dnsmasq (if you are using
i.e. linux as server). It converts all "\" to "/" in path by default.
Addtionally, in dnsmasq 2.61 exists the new --tftp-lowercase option,
which converts als chars to lowercase.


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