Subject: Re: diskless.8 has been massively revised; please review
To: Erik E. Fair <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-net
Date: 05/22/2003 14:23:22
On Thursday, May 22, 2003, at 01:17  AM, Erik E. Fair wrote:

>> There is no mention of PXE - I don't know anything about PXE, but I'd
>> expected it to be mentioned in this page nowadays ;-)
> I don't know much about PXE either, save that it is i386 specific, and 
> thus ought to be in the man8.i386/boot.8 man page. I do mention that 
> some "BIOSes" support netbooting...

It is not i386-specific.  It is also used by IA64, and the PXE spec 
also mentions Alpha and MIPS, I believe.

PXE is really extensions stacked on top of DHCP.

         -- Jason R. Thorpe <>