LKBEN11033: Howto configure the Option 66 and 67 in ISC dhcp server


You need to set these options for configuration PXE boot from an ISC DHCP Server


You need to start bartpe or windows pe from the server and need these options


Under Debian GNU Linux the ISC DHCP server can be configured with the /etc/dhcpd3/dhcpd.conf file. You need to add the following entries for activating the option 66 and 67.

#option 66

option tftp-server-name "w.x.y.z";

#option 67

option bootfile-name "test.cfg";

After changing the configuration file you need to restart the DHCP Server. This can be done with:

invoke-rc.d dhcp3-server restart

Please note that the logging can be viewed int the /var/log/daemon.log. The easiest way to do this is with a command line and the command:

tail -f /var/log/daemon.log

To stop watching the logfile you use Strg-C.


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Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience, including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform.