Subject: NFS problems with sunos machines to netbsd sparc
To: None <>
From: Gordon W. Ross <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/23/1994 11:11:20
> Date: Wed, 23 Nov 1994 07:33:32 -0500
> From: der Mouse <mouse@Collatz.McRCIM.McGill.EDU>
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> (I assumme this is about getting a NetBSD machine to boot diskless off
> a SunOS machine.)
> I agree.  I had a similar problem, except I needed to specify "don't
> connect the socket" (NFSMNT_NOCONN, I think it is).
> > Is there a kernel compile time option to set priviledged port nfs
> > usage by default in Netbsd?
> There wasn't.  I added one but was told something along the lines of
> "there's no need for it", meaning presumably that that person saw no
> need for it, and that there were too many kernel config options already
> (though what problem one more would introduce was never explained,
> especially since if unspecified the default is the current behavior).
> I'll be glad to send the patches to anyone who wants them.

I thought I already put that change in! (quite a while ago)
The NFS diskless boot code is using privileged ports.

Is it the initial boot-time mount that fails? (would panic)
Maybe one of your later mounts fails? (need -c option?)

Gordon Ross