Subject: Re: Diskless boot using BOOTP
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Koji Imada - je4owb/2 <email@example.com>
Date: 05/21/1997 15:56:44
>>>>> "|" == Gordon W Ross <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
|> There was another thing holding back a BOOTP version of nfs_boot.c:
|> The network stack used to make it difficult to send and receive UDP
|> packets when you do not yet have an interface address. I'm not sure
|> if this is still a problem. (have not looked lately)
Yes. This is still a problem. I have experimented to use bootp for
diskless boot on 1.2R(i386). I have used bpf to send/receive bootp
packet with slight modification(bpf does not seem to be designed to be
used in kernel).
Anyway, network interface code and protocol stack needs some
modification to use bootp/dhcp. It can't be used without appropriate
1. can't send udp packet without IP address.
2. can't receive udp packet without IP address.
Although i have used bpf to send/receive bootp packet, it may be much
more easy if IP protocol stack is available.
Koji Imada - je4owb/2