[ipxe-devel] iPXE fails to fetch files via https - invalid argument and error 1c0dee02

Nicola Volpini Nicola.Volpini at kambi.com
Wed Jan 30 16:15:40 UTC 2013

Hi all,

I just finished setting up iPXE in our infrastructure and it's great! I'm using it to install Debian via pxeboot and preseed and it works fine with a nice selection menu. We're fetching the images and the needed files from a directory served by Apache via http protocol.
I'm trying to use https instead, so I compiled iPXE with https support and provided our self signed root chain via the "TRUST=<cert>,<cert>,..." parameter as suggested in the "crypto" section of the guide. HTTPS shows in the list of features.

IPXE starts, gets chainloaded and then tries to fetch the bootstrap.ipxe file as instructed by DHCP. At this point it fails with an "invalid argument" error (1c0dee02).

Trying to get the file via the pxe console with "imgfetch <url>" fails with the same error...
Loading the certs in Firefox or Chromium and getting the bootstrap.ipxe file works fine.
Is this related to something wrong with the certificates?
The version of iPXE is 1.0.0+ (3fcb).

Thanks for your help, I'm kinda clueless here!


Nicola Volpini
Infrastructure Operations
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