Subject: port-alpha/5828: Netbooting alphas through a router fails.
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 07/24/1998 11:54:26
>Number:         5828
>Category:       port-alpha
>Synopsis:       Netbooting alphas through a router fails
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    gnats-admin (GNATS administrator)
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Fri Jul 24 09:05:01 1998
>Originator:     Kevin Sullivan
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.