Subject: Re: Bare bones pmax
To: Alex White <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 04/29/2002 23:56:19
On Mon, Apr 29, 2002 at 07:03:51PM +0100, Alex White wrote:
> > But, I've never managed to get it to net-boot from a linux machine (only
> > tried x86), but it works great from different flavours of bsd on different
> > plattforms.
> *nods* this one just Refuses, no matter if it's off Linux or NetBSD.
> Tcpdump'ing the packet flow sees it getting it's setup params, asking
> for the boot image but never ACKing the packets it gets, and eventually
> giving up. Silly thing.

Maybe it's a port number issue ? What port does the server use ?
if it's > 32768 you may want to force the server to use a lower port
sysctl -w net.inet.ip.anonportmin=30000
sysctl -w net.inet.ip.anonportmax=32000

I don't know if this is the pmax problem, but this does the trick on sgimips
(it's a signed vs unsigned issue)

Manuel Bouyer <>