We used all the variations, but switched fast ethernet obsoletes it. Including switch (4000M) and card (Pro100+) we pay $100 per port. Boot proms read small files, rarely ever 4 MB. For such small sizes 64 kB block TFTP can be sub second. MTFTP is welcome when the delay waiting for the FT is low compared to the FT duration, and the FT takes a large percentage of bandwidth. You almost have to turn on a lab of machines with one breaker for simultaneous gigabyte hard drive restore to make it worth while, but that is past the boot rom. Slow unswitched ethernet also makes MTFTP more welcome, but still rare. Matt Hortman wrote: > > What's the consensus on multicast-tftp? I just read the RFC and it > looks simple. I even think it'll fit in the etherboot bootrom easily. > > I also took a very quick look at the MTFTP defined in the PXE spec. > It seemed overly complicated for a bootrom (and it's proprietary by > their own admission). Personally, I'd rather code to RFCs.... > > Any thoughts? ideas? > > thanks, > > -Matt > > =========================================================================== > This Mail was sent to netboot mailing list by: > "Matt Hortman" <email@example.com> > To get help about this list, send a mail with 'help' as the only string in > it's body to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have problems with this list, > send a mail to email@example.com. =========================================================================== This Mail was sent to netboot mailing list by: C J Considine <firstname.lastname@example.org> To get help about this list, send a mail with 'help' as the only string in it's body to email@example.com. If you have problems with this list, send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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