I think I can answer Q.2
You can store the hard disk images by running *udp-receiver.exe *in the
network on a computer running Windows. Then, you can use *udp-sender.exe* to
send this image whenever you want.
Now you need have some kind of trigger mechanism so that *udp-sender.exe* is
activated automatically and I believe that can be done using some kind of
shell scripting which is run everytime a TFTP request is answered from the
udpcast server (assuming that the clients are booting from network using
PXE). Give or take a 2 minutes sleep in the script, before the server starts
sending the image so that the client can boot up and be ready for receiving.
Wish you all the best for the project!
On Sun, May 9, 2010 at 2:21 PM, Alexandru Juncu <alexandrujuncu(a)gmail.com>wrote;wrote:
I am student of Computer Science and this semester I am doing a
project for my degree based on UDPCast.
I am also a teaching assistant I have been using UDPCast in all our
lab room where we have our courses.
What we do now is install an image on a computer in a room, an then
copy the harddrive/partition over multicast.
The thing is that we want a server that would hold many images with
What my project has to to is allow the unicast copy of a computer
image to this server, and then, when needed, using a client that would
activate UDPCast on the server as a sender and using normal UDPCast as
receiver on the rest of the computers.
This is the basic idea, and should be rather simple, but I would
really appreciate the help anyone can give.
My questions until now:
1) Is the source for the Custom udpcast boot media configurator available?
2) Can i set up the server to multicast from a file?
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