Subject: Re: README: changes to config, to support dump device configuration
To: Gordon W. Ross <>
From: Matthias Drochner <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/26/1997 14:27:32
Excerpts from netbsd: 16-Jun-97 Re: README: changes to conf.. Gordon W. (1194)

> By the way, I have most of that done (kernel bootp support)
> but I've run out of spare time for the moment, and I'm not
> likely to have much spare time again until July...

I have boot ROMs (i386) with DHCP support running now.
To make the dynamic allocation really useful, and to avoid
an admin nightmare, the RARP in the kernel must go.
Does "July" mean "July 1st"?
Otherwise I'd offer my help here.

Are there people willing to test the boot ROM code
with different DHCP servers? I could only use the
ISC server as distributed with NetBSD.
I couldn't convince the Competitive Automation
"joind" (as delivered with OSF1) to serve my subnet
(which is physically shared with the server's one).
I can offer a user space test harness (which uses BPF
for network access) too if you don't want to make a ROM.
Has a limited functionality because the running network
stack will issue ICMP port unreachable messages, but
it's enough for bootp/dhcp.

best regards