[K12OSN] DHCP on a non-standard port

Jay Pfaffman pfaffman at gmail.com
Tue Oct 5 03:55:26 UTC 2004

Actually, all I want is a way to boot from a CD or floppy and connect
to my server.  I'm OK with a "chubby client" if I can boot from a CD
and have my server's k12ltsp login come up.    If the DHCP on a
separate port doesn't make things easier, I don't need to do it.

On Fri, 01 Oct 2004 20:26:41 -0700, Robert Arkiletian <robark at telus.net> wrote:
> Jay Pfaffman wrote:
> >I'm in a university environment and would like to be able to run lab
> >machines as thin clients off my server.  I know how to create a boot
> >image that'll boot from a non-standard port and can figure out how to
> >tell my machine to listen on one.  What I don't understand is what to
> >do from there.  Do I need to create entries for the machines?  That
> >doesn't make sense because I can't know what address they'll get from
> >DHCP.  Does my DHCP server relay the request somehow?  Does the client
> >do two DHCP lookups, first from the university server and then, using
> >that IP request where to get its boot image from mine?  I don't want
> >to have my DHCP server handing out bogus IPs on the university network
> >(done that before--it's not fun).
> >
> >
> I had the same problem with my school. Look here for "2 dhcp servers". I
> eventually physically seperated  the networks.
> https://listman.redhat.com/archives/k12osn/2004-May/thread.html
> Also, If the switches are managed (university stuff is usually top
> notch) create a VLAN (virtual lan) for the ltsp network. You'll need the
> password for the switch though.
> Robert Arkiletian

Jay Pfaffman                           <pfaffman at utk.edu>
Asst Professor of Instructional Technology, U. TN, Knoxville
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