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1Here follow some basic installations instructions.
2
3To activate the 'pxeconfigd' daemon the following actions are required:
4 1) edit '/etc/services', eg:
5      pxeconfigd      10000/tcp                       # pxe config daemon
6
7 2) edit '/etc/inetd.conf', eg
8      pxeconfigd stream  tcp nowait  root.sys /usr/sbin/tcpd \
9        /usr/sara/sbin/pxeconfigd
10
11    NOTE: the pxeconfigd can only be started from inetd!!!
12
13 3) kill -1 `pidof inetd` (Linux)
14
15 4) You can test it by:
16     telnet localhost pxeconfigd (or port number>
17
18     output:
19       Trying 127.0.0.1...
20       Connected to localhost.
21       Escape character is '^]'.
22       ip = 127.0.0.1, hex = 7F000001
23       file = /tftpboot/pxelinux.cfg/7F000001
24       Connection closed by foreign host.
25
26
27 4) As you can see '/tftpboot/pxelinux.cfg/' is the default directory. If
28    you placed the config file some where else you can add the
29    '-d/--directory' option, eg:
30       pxeconfigd stream  tcp nowait  root.sys /usr/sbin/tcpd \
31        /usr/sara/sbin/pxeconfigd -d /<some>/<other>/<place>
32
33
34If the daemon work and you want to install/reinstall a node a link
35must be placed in the '/tftpboot/pxelinux.cfg' directory. This can
36be done with the 'pxeconfig' utility. This utility will ask some
37question and make the links for you.i The utility require the following
38setup:
39  1) All the pxe configuration files must start with preamble 'default.'
40     In this distribution two examples are included. Pxeconfig lets the
41     user decide witch 'default.' config file to use.
42
43  2) If default is a link to for example default.harddisk. Then
44     default.harddisk is not included in the list where the user can
45     choose from.
46
47  3) You can give command line switch to specifiy where the
48     pxe config files reside:
49        pxeconfig -d /<some>/<other>/<place>
50
51The last utility is 'hexls'. This utility will displat the hex pxe config
52file with the corresponding ip-addres.
53
54Commens or Suggestions mail them to:
55 Bas van der Vlies <basv@sara.nl>
56 http://www.sara.nl for more info about SARA
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