Bug 88494 - PXE is broken in Red Hat 9
Summary: PXE is broken in Red Hat 9
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Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: pxe
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
medium
high
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Daniel Walsh
QA Contact: Brock Organ
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Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2003-04-10 15:09 UTC by Alan Cox
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:52 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-04-11 14:46:14 UTC


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Description Alan Cox 2003-04-10 15:09:14 UTC
Description of problem:

Update working PXE server from Red Hat 8 to Red Hat 9
Attempt to use PXE

Traces show the PXE daemon receiving multicast messages and ignoring
them. In addition the mtftpd server runs from inetd which means it does not
run until a packet arrives. Since xinetd doesnt know to join the needed 
multicast groups the entire thing doesn't work.

In addition the PXE files license explicitly requires we credit Intel and wait
2 seconds each boot. We don't do this.

I've tcpdumped it for ages, straced it and finally gave up. I replaced the
entire shitpile with pxelinux and the pxelinux recommended pxe daemon
and now it seems to be working ok.

Comment 1 Daniel Walsh 2003-04-11 14:46:14 UTC
We are dropping support for pxe in the RHEL release and will drop it from future 
RedHat release.  I am writing up documentation on how to use dhcp/pxelinux for
X86 platforms.  I am also attempting to document how to do this on other
platforms IPF  and hammer.

Dan


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