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I would like to set up a portable PXE server for diagnostic purposes. The issue is that I won't always have access to the DHCP server, or the router itself (sometimes a home router) doesn't have an easily accessible place to set the servername/file for broadcast.

I know that Trinity Rescue Kit is able to broadcast its PXE server without its own DHCP server. Can anyone point me in the direction to set this up on my own (without Trinity)?

Thanks.

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From: trinityhome.org/Home/… It says: 1. Prerequisites -A decent configurable dhcp server. Are you sure about that functionality? –  polynomial Aug 31 '11 at 7:57
    
I understand that, but if you just boot into PXE mode on the trinity disc, it's not asking you to reconfigure any DHCP servers. I found the script that turns on PXE mode...I just need to play with it a bit. –  Larry G. Wapnitsky Aug 31 '11 at 14:35

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Sounds like you're interested in the information from this page: http://trinityhome.org/Home/blog_comments.php?blog_id=228

In brief, I think you need to setup a proxy dhcp server. When the existing DHCP server doesn't know how to handle the PXE requests, the PXE client will broadcast for a proxy DHCP server which will be able to provide the address of a TFTP server and bootfilename.

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<< When the existing DHCP server doesn't know how to handle the PXE requests, the PXE client will broadcast for a proxy DHCP server >> This is not how things really are... –  Pat Aug 26 '12 at 19:26

I'm not sure what you want to do exactly, but this post may help you.

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