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diskless boot over the Internet.

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Diskless PCs using debian sarge.

There is a lot of info on the net on how to set these up in a LAN environment.

What I have to do is set them up so that they access the server through the Internet and process the applications in their (clients) own memory.  
I could find nothing on the Internet on this subject.
The server will have a static address and, if suitable, the clients will have a dynamic address although we can also give the clients a static address if necessary.

We want no moving part at all in theses PCs.

My questions:
Is this just an extension of the procedure of booting from a LAN?  (PXE - Etherboot - DRBL?)
Can someone point to suitable info?

If the problem above cannot be resolved, is it possible to have a minimum Linux system in some ROM?

Note: I need clear and simple explanations because I know nothing about DHCP and such.

Thank you for your help.
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