Subject: Re: Willing to use PF on a Cobalt box...
To: Brian McEwen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Andy Ruhl <email@example.com>
Date: 08/02/2005 16:36:58
On 8/2/05, Brian McEwen <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Aug 2, 2005, at 6:07 PM, Vini Engel wrote:
> > Hello everyone,
> > I am planning to use NetBSD on my Cobalt boxes to build firewalls and
> > was wondering if there is anyone using the -current branch on their
> > cobalt machines.
> > The reason I am asking this is that because I am going to use PF
> > and if
> > I am not mistaken PF if not available on NetBSD 2.02 so that I will
> > have
> > to update to -current.
> > Does anyone know if the -current is stable enough to be deployed?
> > I am also looking for docs related to Cobalt and NetBSD so I would
> > appreciate if any of you could send me links and/or docs.
> I think that a lot of the good stuff (fixes) is possibly in -current
> and perhaps not rolled into the stable branches yet. From the last I
> had read, anyway.
> There are quite a few people here using -current; I think you'd be
> OK. Looks like pf is part of the base; it's ready to go on my box,
> anyway, (-current) and I didn't intentionally build it.
> There are a couple of walkthru's to doing the netboot install, and
> also some July .iso installers for netbsd-cobalt with -current.
> You'll need a CPU with a supported network card though. If you have
> a boooting Qube 2, you could follow the walkthru (available from
> serverl I'm sure).
> See the July 13th and earlier dates of this list for some threads,
> notably from Andreas Schaefer:
> Subject: Updated RestoreCD (lcd fix, dhclient/missing bpf fix):
> Date: July 13, 2005 9:29:07 PM GMT-04:00
> To: email@example.com
> There is a new release of the cobalt restore cd available at
> Please read file "relnotes.txt" for detailed changes.
> - 2005-07-14 RestoreCD-COBALT-20-20050714-043549.iso.gz
> - /nfsroot/install/scripts/install-core.sh
> The device node created by the install scripts for
> the /dev/lcd does not work.
> The install script now creates the device panel0
> via a call to
> mknod /dev/panel c 36 0
> and links this device node to /dev/lcd.
> - a new file /etc/rc.local will be copied over by
> the installer. This script will call "/dev/MAKEDEV all"
> when the unit boots for the first time after restoring.
> So all device nodes will be created in the right way.
> After this the file deletes itself.
> Finally it initiates a "shutdown -r now" to happen
> 10 seconds later to reboot the machine for changes
> taking affect. (dhclient should get an dhcp lease now).
> - Adjust shutdown script (/etc/rc.shutdown) to output to
> console and lcd panel. So one can see that the
> machine is shutting down.
> - removed the original /cobalt-2005.../* files from
> the iso to shrink image below 100 MB.
> as well as some walkthru for post-install setup, from Andreas Fuchs:
> I can't vouch for pf though; anyone running it?
I'm using pf on 2.0.2 for i386. It's in pkgsrc and it's an lkm. But I
don't think you can do lkms on cobalt?
Anyway, pf is part of the 3.0_BETA distribution. The release of 3.0 is
fairly imminent I believe. Point being, you don't have to run current
if you don't want to.
pf is good. I like it. I'm goign to get to 3.0 as soon as possible on
my i386 server so I can pf as part of the distro.