looking for specific PXE application

Tim Carlson tim.carlson at pnl.gov
Fri Dec 5 11:57:08 EST 2003


> On Fri, 5 Dec 2003, Sean Dilda wrote:
>
> > On Fri, 05 Dec 2003, Manuel J wrote:
> >
> > >
> > > 	Hi. I am now involved in a clustering project and I need an application to
> > > collect all MAC addresses sent from PXE clients to a DHCP host with
> > > DHCPDISCOVER packets. I am trying to find out before start developing it by
> > > myself, so I think maybe I could get it from the beowulf project.
> > >
> > > Could someone help me with some kind of reference, please?
> > > Thanks.
> >
> > dhcpd logs all requests, including the requesting MAC address and what
> > IP (if any) is assigned.  You can find those logs in /var/log/messages.
> > You can also check /var/lib/dhcpd.leases to see what leases (including
> > MAC addresses) are currently assigned.
>
> Somebody did publish a grazing script (or reference to one) in this
> venue sometime in the last year, maybe.  Google the archives.
>
>   rgb

This is exactly how ROCKS clusters add nodes. Install your frontend, PXE
boot your nodes. If you've already decided on a clusters solution, then
nevermind :)

http://www.rocksclusters.org/

Tim Carlson
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Email: Tim.Carlson at pnl.gov
EMSL UNIX System Support

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