[Dnsmasq-discuss] Feature request: make dnsmasq able to work
as a proxydhcp
simon at thekelleys.org.uk
Thu Mar 26 16:48:22 GMT 2009
Άλκης Γεωργόπουλος wrote:
> To boot from the network, a PXE client has to get some parameters like
> the boot filename etc.
> There are some environments (e.g. some school LTSP labs) where PXE
> booting is desired, but a DHCP server is already running somewhere on
> the network and it cannot be modified to also send the necessary boot
> In these cases, a PXE server (proxydhcp) would be really handy (defined
> in paragraph 2.2.3 of
> This PXE server would run on a different machine than the
> existing/unmodifiable DHCP server, it would listen for DHCPREQUESTs in
> port 69, and it would reply to the clients with extended DHCPOFFERs to
> port 68. These extended offers would contain the necessary boot
> information, but not ip/lease information.
> AFAIK there aren't any open source proxydhcp implementations, so it
> would be really helpful if dnsmasq had the ability to (also) act as a
> proxydhcp (sending only extended but not normal dhcp offers).
> Kind regards,
> Alkis Georgopoulos
Why is pxe <http://www.kano.org.uk/projects/pxe/> not suitable to do this?
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