Subject: RE: mopd failure on 1.6.1?
To: 'Christian Johansson' <>
From: Antonio Carlini <>
List: port-i386
Date: 10/07/2003 17:51:56
> As soon as I did a mop boot from the VAX the laptop just froze, when 
> running mopd in debug mode, the freeze seemed to occur right after 
> mopd sent the  first packet in return to the VAX. The only way to 
> get out of this state I could find was a hard power off. Anyone 
> using mopd on NetBSD 1.6.1 VAX? Might this be an i386 issue?
> If that's so I guess it takes another VAX to help a VAX in need...

An Alpha will do surely. You can probably even get it to work
using an Alpha running Tru64, if you find that easier to
configure and get running.

I'm sorry, but I have no idea what the mopd problem might be,
but if the PC end freezes, it strongly points to a problem 
with mopd. I expect it does "just enough" of the MOP protocol
to do whatever the original author needed (which was probably
to downline load a DECserver or similar). VAX console all
(or almost all?) implement MOPv3 and not MOPv4. But some
of them have bugs which have to be worked around in the
MOP server. I have no idea what the bugs might be though.


Antonio Carlini