[Dnsmasq-discuss] BOOTP/TFTP config

David Goodenough david.goodenough at linkchoose.co.uk
Fri Apr 20 18:54:54 BST 2007


I am trying to use dnsmasq (on Debian) to do BOOTP and TFTP in order to
netboot some Microtik RB112 boards.  But I am having some problems.

I have the board on the other end of a USB ethernet adapter, quite 
separate from the rest of my network to keep things simple.

I have configured the usb ethernet adapter to have an address of 
192.168.6.254.

In a local file I have a stripped down dnsmasq.conf which reads:-

# Configuration file for dnsmasq to boot rb100
#

interface=usb-rb1xx
dhcp-boot=vmlinux
dhcp-host=00:05:42:08:*.*,192.168.6.1
enable-tftp
tftp-root=/var/lib/tftpd/rb1xx

I then start dnsmasq with the following command:-

sudo dnsmasq -C dnsmasq.rb100 -d

But it never replies to the BOOTP request.

Anyone got any ideas as to how to get this running?

David



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