The new application was proposed to be developed wwithin 5 months by C++ using PXE protocol and Ghost concept as a base. Devices with PXE protocol enable will automatically get IP from DHCP server and conect to the image server to download the neccessary package and install into the local hard disk remotely. The following technologies and features were proposed:
- Implements PXE server that consist of:
TFTP serve : follow RFC- 1350 and RFC-2347
Boot strap server: follow the PXE specification version 2.1 from intel.
- Uses PXELinux bootstrap and customize winPE for booting from LAN.
- Draw disk backup to support unknow partition formats.
- Support resizing disk/partition restoreation for known partition formats.
Implement FTP server following RFC-959
uses ZIP library to support compression reducing image file size and time transferring over network.