[Dnsmasq-discuss] PXE Menu routing

Simon Kelley simon at thekelleys.org.uk
Tue Jun 18 09:39:07 BST 2013


On 18/06/13 03:52, Joe Giles wrote:
> Hi List,
>
> Not sure if this is possible, but would we be able to create a dnsmasq
> config so that different mac addresses get different PXE menus?
>
> We have some new servers that only have a serial connection to pxe boot
> so our graphical pxe menus just display garbage on the screen. We have
> tested this by disabling the graphical menus and they came up fine. Only
> problem is, we don't want to disable the graphical menus for all machines.
>
> So, we were wondering if its possible to create tags with mac addresses
> to point certain machines to different pxe menus. One group would get
> the graphical menus and the other would get just a basic text menu.
>
> If this is possible could you provide some examples?
>
> Thanks so much!
> Joe
>
>

It's certainly possible:

set a tag for serial machines with something like

dhcp-mac=set:serial, 01:02:03:04:*:*

Then disable the graphical pxe-service lines with

pxe-service=tag:!serial,"menu text", filename.


Which says to use that line only when the "serial" tag is NOT set.



Cheers,

Simon.



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