Subject: Re: Terminal servers...
To: Peter Seebach <>
From: Ken Hornstein <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/27/1995 19:05:10
>There's a breed of "Annex" terminal servers that attempt to boot by tftp'ing
>some file from a nearby host.  Does anyone know if NetBSD can support one
>of these, by running a tftpd, and if so, if we need anything special in those
>files, or where to get them?

How strange of you to ask, since I just got an Annex to boot off our NetBSD
machine at home :-)

Anyway ... the Annex we have is pretty old.  It uses it's own magical daemon
(called "erpcd") to download it's config file and object code.  We had the
source code to this daemon, so it was no big deal to port it and get it

As for what files you need, the Annex should come with a software tape that
has all the stuff you need.  If you don't have a tape, I suspect the only
thing left to do is call the manufacturer (my understanding is that the object
code differs greatly betweeen machines, and unless you have the exact same
Annex that I have, giving you our object code won't work).