Subject: RE: bootparamd troubles
To: None <port-sun3@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Ge Faber <>
List: port-sun3
Date: 07/17/1996 09:09:30
> Here's the error message from the screen of the sun3:
> ---
> >> NetBSD Netboot (Something about 1.2-e)
> Using IP address = C0FBFB26
> boot: client addr:
> netif_get: timeout;resetting.
> bootparamd:  'whoami' call failed
> net_open: bootparamd/whoami RPC failed
> boot: netbsd: Input/output error
> boot:
> ----

I've seen the same problem on out company network. Tracing with a packet analyzer
shows that there is a 'BSDI BSD/OS 2.0.1' box that picks up the bootparam
request and reply's 'I don't know this one'.
My box (DataGeneral Aviion) fell over with a "'whoami' call failed"

Temporarily pulling the network plug from the BSDI machine solved it.