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RE: [K12OSN] PXE vs Etherboot

On Wed, 1 Oct 2003, Timothy Legge wrote:

> > I have search the web and I have not found much information for my
> > question.  I am now working for a Private school that has about 40
> > computers.  The fastest of which is a P1 233mhz machine.  So,
> naturally
> > I am a Linux Guru and hope to set up LTSP for these clients.  Most of
> > them don't have network cards in them.  So, should I buy network cards
> > with PXE or Etherboot?  What the are strengths or weaknesses of each?
> > Or does it really matter?
> It really depends on your needs and funds.  I have 20 or so NICs and
> only one is PXE capable.  They are rarer and more expensive and in the
> case of my PXE 2.x card extremely slow.
> I would argue that Etherboot has more flexibility than PXE but I may be
> a little biased...

One really nice thing about Etherboot, is that you can change the
port that it uses.    This is very handy when trying to fit into
an environment where you don't have any control over the dhcp server
already on the network.

I haven't seen any way of doing this in PXE.

Jim McQuillan
jam Ltsp org

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