Subject: Re: bootp
To: firstname.lastname@example.org, Paul Kranenburg <email@example.com>
From: Andrew Cagney <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/04/1995 10:57:16
Excerpts from mail: 3-Sep-95 Re: bootp Paul Kranenburg@cs.few.e (450*)
> > 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.
> Sounds fine. You need to make sure though, that your local bootp server
> actually provides the root/swap information. Or, if it doesn't, do
> a bootparam anyway.
Is there now a successor to bootp that renders this hack obsolete?