Subject: Re: install/10324: sysinst requires router to answer to ping
To: None <jhawk@MIT.EDU>
From: Bernd Salbrechter <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 06/13/2000 10:53:58
It's a little bit of topic, so I only cc'd it to,
feel free to forward it to other list.

In-Reply-To: <>

On Sun, 11 Jun 2000 11:43:38 -0400 John Hawkinson <jhawk@MIT.EDU> wrote:

> >>For those not in the know, Ethernet in fact
> >>deffines a "Configuration and Test Protocol" with
> >>and then I decide that it's not too useful unless
> >>it is widely deployed, which it is not...
> >
> >can you check for the protocol's availablity at run-time?
> Huh? THe problem is analagous to being the only system
> in the world who implements "ping". It's not very useful because
> you cannot ping other people. I don't see where you are proposing
> a runtime check to happen.

At least one can run layer 2 test between all NetBSD host on his LAN or?
That would be an additional argument for using NetBSD.

Could it be a package in our package collection?

greetings from Vienna
Bernd Salbrechter