Subject: Re: Diskless boot over a gateway
To: None <>
From: Gordon W. Ross <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/09/1997 19:15:33
> Date: Tue, 9 Sep 1997 17:15:34 -0500 (CDT)
> From: Scott Reynolds <>
> On Tue, 9 Sep 1997, Gordon W. Ross wrote:
> > I've implemented a cute little hack that allows our Sun-style
> > diskless boot client code (using the bootparams RPC) to learn
> > both the correct gateway and subnet mask.
> Is this primarily intended to be used when an rpc.bootparamd doesn't
> support (something like) the `-r' option and the NFS_BOOT_GATEWAY option
> isn't specified?  (I'm using these quite successfully in our environment,
> which includes NetBSD, Solaris, HP-UX, and NetApp systems.)

Those still work, and are sufficient if the client can talk to its
server using the supplied gateway and its natural netmask.  The new
method gives you a way to specify the mask as well, and to override
the gateway when the bootparam server supplies something bogus.