PXE booting - Do I need to provide DHCP too ?



Hello All,

I'm attempting to write a Win32 service to enable another device to do a PXE
boot (don't ask why, I'm a hobbyist :) ).

While looking at the DHCP discover packets send by that device and replied
to by an already present DHCP server I could not help but wonder: Does my
service need to implement a full DHCP server, or can it only supply the
needed PXE parameters.

Said otherwise: Is a device attempting to do a PXE boot clever enought to
take DHCP data from one server, and combine that with PXE data coming from
another one ?

Rudy Wieser


Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments. After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.

Ask a Question