Subject: port-alpha/5828: Netbooting alphas through a router fails.
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: None <email@example.com>
Date: 07/24/1998 11:54:26
>Synopsis: Netbooting alphas through a router fails
>Responsible: gnats-admin (GNATS administrator)
>Arrival-Date: Fri Jul 24 09:05:01 1998
>Originator: Kevin Sullivan
Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
>Release: Alpha snapshot of 19980628
Enorex with 164LX booting -current.
I recently tried to netboot an alpha where all helper machines (dhcp/bootp
server, tftp server, nfs server; same machine, actually) were on another
net. What happened was this:
* I typed "boot ewa0 -proto bootp". The dhcp server served me.
* The alpha tftp'd and ran netboot. So, the SRM console can deal with the
server being on another net.
* Netboot failed with a BOOTP error. My server never saw the BOOTP
requests (tested with tcpdump).
When I changed the tftp and nfs servers to be a laptop on the same
net, and changed the dhcp server appropriately, it booted.