Subject: Re: Digital Unix NFS servers & diskless NetBSD
To:, Jason Thorpe <>
From: Matthias Drochner <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 08/05/1997 10:54:03
Excerpts from netbsd: 4-Aug-97 Re: Digital Unix NFS server.. Jason
Thorpe@nas.nasa.go (889)

> Digital UNIX (formerly DEC OSF/1)'s device nodes are incompatible with
> NetBSD's.  Serving a diskless system from DU doens't currently work.

It works with NFSv3. Almost all my diskless PCs are served
by a DU machine.
There is another (less serious) problem with DU <= 3.2:
UNIX domain sockets are confured with FIFOs. This breaks
/dev/log, printer and local X11.
(solved with 4.0)

best regards