[Dnsmasq-discuss] PXE Menu routing

Simon Kelley simon at thekelleys.org.uk
Tue Jun 18 18:01:10 BST 2013


On 18/06/13 17:55, Joe Giles wrote:
> Thanks Simon,
>
> I assume, based on the information you provided, we can also filter by
> IP address and/or a range as well?

Yes, there are lots of ways to set tags, which are then used to select 
pxe-service menu entries.


Simon.

>
> Thanks again!
> Joe Giles
>
> On 2013-06-18 2:39, Simon Kelley wrote:
>> 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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