Running OS tftp vs. pxeboot tftp

Erik Nørgaard norgaard at
Sun Mar 4 20:31:09 UTC 2012

On 01/03/2012 16:16, Rick Miller wrote:
> Hi All,
> Are there significant differences in the implementation between the
> tftp client in FreeBSD 8.2-RELEASE and the client implementation in

I have no reason to believe there should be any difference. If you 
believe there is a problem with the supplied pxeboot, you can compile 
your own.

You previusly wrote about VLAN tagging for your pxeboot nodes, but never 
wrote back if you solved the problem. What's your setup?

> I ask because I have encountered a scenario where is
> tftp'ing boot files from a PXE server and fails in random spots while
> attempting to download boot files to start a 8.2-RELEASE install.
> When we run the same sequence of tftp gets in a running 8.2-RELEASE
> instance continuously, we never received a single failure in a solid
> hour of attempts.

You should have some log or other traces to debug on the problem, can't 
help much without.

BR, Erik

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