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1Here follow some basic installations instructions.
3To activate the 'pxeconfigd' daemon the following actions are required:
4 1) edit '/etc/services', eg:
5      pxeconfigd      10000/tcp                       # pxe config daemon
7 2) edit '/etc/inetd.conf', eg
8      pxeconfigd stream  tcp nowait  root.sys /usr/sbin/tcpd \
9        /usr/sara/sbin/pxeconfigd
11    NOTE: the pxeconfigd can only be started from inetd!!!
13 3) kill -1 `pidof inetd` (Linux)
15 4) You can test it by:
16     telnet localhost pxeconfigd (or port number)
18     output:
19       Trying
20       Connected to localhost.
21       Escape character is '^]'.
22       ip =, hex = 7F000001
23       file = /tftpboot/pxelinux.cfg/7F000001
24       Connection closed by foreign host.
26     In syslog a line will be added if the removal is succesful:
27      Feb 20 09:32:40 test pxeconfigd: /tftpboot/pxelinux.cfg/7F000001
29 4) As you can see '/tftpboot/pxelinux.cfg/' is the default directory. If
30    you placed the config files some where else you can add the
31    '-d/--directory' option, eg:
32       pxeconfigd stream  tcp nowait  root.sys /usr/sbin/tcpd \
33        /usr/sara/sbin/pxeconfigd -d /<some>/<other>/<place>
35If the daemon works and you want to install/reinstall a node a link
36must be placed in the '/tftpboot/pxelinux.cfg' directory. This can
37be done with the 'pxeconfig' utility. This utility will ask some
38question and make the links for you. The utility require the following
40  1) All the pxe configuration files must start with preamble 'default.'
41     In this distribution two examples are included. Pxeconfig lets the
42     user decide witch 'default.' config file to use.
44  2) If default is a link to for example default.harddisk. Then
45     default.harddisk is not included in the list where the user can
46     choose from.
48  3) You can give command line switch to specifiy where the
49     pxe config files reside:
50        pxeconfig -d /<some>/<other>/<place>
52The last utility is 'hexls'. This utility will display the hex pxe config
53file with the corresponding ip-addres.
55To activate this on a client you must add the this line to the 'master'
56script of the node. It will remove the pxe config file for the node
57on the bootserver. I personally place the line just before the network
58interface will be brought down:
59   # Remove the <hex_ipaddr> file from the pxelinux.cfg directory.
60   # So the client will boot from disk
61   #       
62   telnet $IMAGESERVER 10000
64Comments or Suggestions mail them to:
65 Bas van der Vlies <>
66 for more info about SARA
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