Remote Boot Protocol (remboot) Concluded WG

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WG Name Remote Boot Protocol
Acronym remboot
Area Internet Area (int)
State Concluded
Charter charter-ietf-remboot-01 Approved
Dependencies Document dependency graph (SVG)
Personnel Chair Mike Henry

Charter for Working Group

The Remote Boot Protocol Working Group is chartered to define a standard
protocol between the remote boot client and the responding server.  The
Working Group objective is to produce a protocol that insures remote
boot clients, of arbitrary platform and instruction set architecture,
will be able to choose and obtain an appropriate boot program from a
arbitrary variety of boot servers, without the necessity of site
specific pre-configuration of the client.

The working group will consider existing remote boot methods. The
protocol defined by the working group will be consistent with DHCP and
the Service Location Protocol. The working group will coordinate with
both the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol and the Service Location
Protocol Working Groups. The output of this WG will consist of a base
architectural document that provides the framework for how remote boot
will be done (i.e., defines the protocol), together with one or more
documents defining the required capabilities of the remote boot client
and the responding server. The protocol document will describe how the
remote boot client will discover an appropriate boot server, how the
client will identify itself to the boot server, and how the remote boot
client will obtain a boot program. If possible, an existing protocol to
locate a boot service (e.g. Service Location Protocol) will be used.
IANA registration for types of remote boot clients and types of boot
servers will be specified as part of the base protocol. Documenting
necessary capabilities of the remote boot client and boot server will be
done elsewhere (i.e., in standalone documents).


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