[nycbug-talk] PXE/TFTPd Sanity

Marc Spitzer mspitzer at gmail.com
Sat Jan 2 14:06:18 EST 2010

On Fri, Jan 1, 2010 at 5:33 PM, Isaac Levy <ike at lesmuug.org> wrote:
> Thanks Pete!  This is a really great overview- makes me more comfortable to spend time trying out cobbler, (the RH part still makes me wary, but so does our own CentOS use...)
> With that, I wonder if more tools based on more classic/general UNIX or BSD are coming down the pike?  Or, since BSD/UNIX folks have been deploying massive installs for years, the base UNIX tools are usually more than sufficient?  (Shell scripts, tarballs, etc...)
> Rocket-
> .ike

My personnel take on it is that it takes a vendor to make this happen.
 The reason for this is that the commercial vendor is looking at this
as a Value add/necessary tool to help drive sales in mid/large sized
accounts, small accounts don't need it so much.

And it takes a fair chunk of stuff to test this out, bunch of servers
etc.  This makes it not so good for hacking at home.  And you really
do need that two racks of 1u servers to exercise the program so you
can find the places where it sucks and fix it.


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