[ipxe-devel] Filename Option Precedence

Michael Brown mbrown at fensystems.co.uk
Tue Oct 2 22:39:19 UTC 2012

On Tuesday 02 Oct 2012 08:48:44 Shao Miller wrote:
> I remember that there's been lots of discussion about this kind of thing in
> the past, including Simon Kelly for dnsmasq, but I don't quite recall if
> this particular precedence for the filename option is intentional or not.
> If we're not going to use the option from the ProxyDHCP server, why do we
> bother asking it? :)

The behaviour is by design; the PXE specification (section 2.4.1) explicitly 
states that DHCP takes precendence over ProxyDHCP as a source of options.  
It's annoying that Intel doesn't conform to this!


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