[K12OSN] dhcpd failed

James P. Kinney III jkinney at localnetsolutions.com
Thu May 29 04:10:46 UTC 2008

On Wed, 2008-05-28 at 21:29 -0500, Almquist Burke wrote:
>  If  
> the clients are scattered about with only a couple in each location  
> and have to be plugged into the school's network, then the alternate  
> DHCP port is probably easier. 

Can't tweak the alternate DHCP port for PXE boot, though. That is hard
coded in silicon to broadcast a defined packet over a defined port.

If the situation is a DHCP server that you can't admin to support the
PXE boot then you MUST use a closed network or a second network. Most
often, the DHCP setup is locked down by people who won't touch a Linux
system so the thin client network stuff will have to be separated either
physically or logically. Many managed switches can the setup to use
different VLAN's  and thus you can use different DHCP servers on the
same physical LAN. It will still involve the same person who won't do
the DHCP work for you but asking them to help isolate the Linux stuff
from the rest of the network is something they will gladly do (until
they learn the want the Linux stuff and not the other!).

James P. Kinney III          
CEO & Director of Engineering 
Local Net Solutions,LLC                           

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