Subject: hints on getting -current behind a firewall
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Hal Murray <email@example.com>
Date: 05/29/2000 03:22:19
Can somebody give me a few hints/pointers on how to get from 1.4.2
to -current when I'm on the other side of a firewall?
I've seen many messages about sup and cvs go past. I think I understand
the general ideas but I have never used either. I don't know any
details so most of the messages when over my head. I don't remember
any that mentioned firewalls but I could easily have missed it.
I'm interested in both i386 and alpha. I think I'd be happy with
recent snapshots if they included sources.
The machines I'm interested in won't run a stock kernel - they run
out of mbufs because I have too many network devices. I could yank
some boards and get started by installing a snapshot, but that's
a pain-in-the-ass that I'd rather avoid and I still need the kernel
sources to build a useful kernel.
gatekeeper.dec.com has a mirror of NetBSD. It's got an interface
on the internal net and I have a good connection to that. Can I
just FTP the source tree over and go from there? If so, how do I
get ftp to copy a tree? (I just made yet another pass through the
man page and didn't find it.)
If I get a new kernel built, will the 1.4.2 userland work well enough
to unpack a snapshot? Or is that asking for troubles?