This seems like it should be simple, but I can't find any actual information: Is it possible to have two separate servers, one running dnsmasq doing DHCP while the TFTP (or HTTP) server is running on a separate machine?


From the dnsmasq example config

# An example of dhcp-boot with an external TFTP server: the name and IP
# address of the server are given after the filename.
# Can fail with old PXE ROMS. Overridden by --pxe-service.

# If there are multiple external tftp servers having a same name
# (using /etc/hosts) then that name can be specified as the
# tftp_servername (the third option to dhcp-boot) and in that
# case dnsmasq resolves this name and returns the resultant IP
# addresses in round robin fasion. This facility can be used to
# load balance the tftp load among a set of servers.
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  • Thanks! I hadn't actually tried anything yet, I wanted to verify it was possible. Upvoted and accepted. – Duncan X Simpson May 9 '16 at 3:28

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