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Bug#848597: debian-installer: iPXE script in DHCP bootfile option is interpreted as preseed filename

On Wed, Dec 21, 2016 at 01:38:23PM +0100, Pali Rohár wrote:
> On Wednesday 21 December 2016 10:16:24 Philip Hands wrote:
> > If so, we could just check for '#!ipxe' and if found downgrade the
> > error to a warning, or perhaps to log what happened but otherwise
> > ignore it.
> As DHCP bootfile can be served for any application, I think that Debian 
> Installer should check that file is for him, not that file is for PXE...
> With your way, to just check for '#!ipxe' can be broken again in future 
> once there will be another application which will use bootfile option. 
> And it could be any fork of ipxe with new name... as it was before with 
> gpxe...


In #848726 ( https://bugs.debian.org/848726 848726@bugs.debian.org )
is a discussion about choosing a string that makes a preseed file
easy identifable by computer.

Geert Stappers
Leven en laten leven

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