Subject: bootp
To: None <tech-kern@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 09/03/1995 12:42:00
I'm thinking of working on a bootp version of nfs_boot.c, but I'd like a 
bit of input on the semantics first...

Ideally, what I'd like is to have an nfs_boot.c that understands both 
rarp/bootparams _and_ bootp transparently, without having to set some 
sort of compile-time option.

Looking at nfs_boot_init(), my initial thought is to attempt a bootp 
request after the call to revarpwhoami(), and then panic if _both_ fail.  
(Maybe before?)  In any case, if the bootp succeeds, then use it rather 
than bootparams to get the server/root/swap/gateway info.

It strikes me as not being a terribly difficult problem to solve, I'd 
just like some input on it first.

Jason R. Thorpe                             
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