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Re: [vox] Speakers needed!

You're way over my head, but I just did a 60-seat installation on a
network in a school in Utah and we had to have the LTSP server
co-exist on the Windows network, so we used the alternate port of

I don't know much about BOOTP, but I was able to get everything to
work, with the clients co-existing--and most actually
dual-booting--with a boot floppy in they boot off the LTSP server,
without they boot into Windows.

Can I help in any way?

BTW, our website for LTSP is pretty beefed up: 
www.technologyrescue.com, if anyone is interested...


On Apr 6, 2005 6:04 PM, Karsten M. Self <kmself@ix.netcom.com> wrote:
> on Sat, Mar 26, 2005 at 02:00:38PM -0800, Ryan (cjg5ehir02@sneakemail.com) wrote:
> > I'd be willing and able to do a talk covering ISC DHCP any time, if there's
> > intrest.
> >
> > What'd I'd cover.
> > * basic usage
> > * vendor defined options
> > * static address assignments via DHCP
> > * custom dhclient scripts
> > * dynamic dns w/ bind (possibly)
> > * serving multiple subnets
> > * client groups
> Here's a selfish interest.  The more so as I'm not too likely to make
> the meeting, but should be useful to others.
> I'd like to do a LTSP deployment at a local school.  However, there is
> an existing DHCP infrastructure in place.  I've been looking at this
> from a few angles for a couple of weeks, and:
>  - LTSP uses DHCP and BOOTP by default.  Other thin-client solutions
>    would do similarly.
>  - BOOTP and DHCP are actually permutations of the same protocol --
>    same port, same protocol, slightly different headers.  For the
>    interested (yes, *you*), BOOTP apparently arose first, then vendors
>    started piling on extensions to the protocol when they realized that
>    automatic IP assignment, even when not network-booting, was useful.
>  - Note that dhclient can be told to make its requests on a specified
>    port other than the default (67/68).  Presumably this can be done
>    for BOOTP requests as well, with some tweakage.
>  - (Maybe) the BOOTP and DHCP functions can be seperated (allowing boot
>    requests to be handled by the LTSP server, and DHCP requests by the
>    extant DHCP server).
>  - ...or:  BOOTP and DHCP can be handled by the LTSP server, keyed to a
>    specific port, and (optionally) specific MACs, allowing coexistence
>    in a mixed environment.
> Actually, this is probably *way* beyond what Ryan has any interest in
> discussing, but, damnit, _I_ care (and people like me).
> Informed (or otherwise) feedback welcomed.
> Peace.
> --
> Karsten M. Self <kmself@ix.netcom.com>        http://kmself.home.netcom.com/
> What Part of "Gestalt" don't you understand?
>    One should remember that the Universe is large enough that unlikely
>    things happen really quite often.
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