Subject: bin/4548: sysinst should require dns for network install
To: None <>
From: Bill Sommerfeld <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 11/20/1997 20:24:49
>Number:         4548
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       sysinst should require dns for network install
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    bin-bug-people (Utility Bug People)
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Thu Nov 20 12:35:01 1997
>Originator:     Bill Sommerfeld
>Release:        971114-ish
System: NetBSD 1.3_ALPHA NetBSD 1.3_ALPHA (ORCHARD) #12: Sat Nov 8 09:13:50 EST 1997 i386

	i attempted to do a network install of a system over a 10baseT
	crossover cable from a laptop.  this has been done in the past
	with the old install tools; failure to support this
	configuration in sysinst would be a functional regression.

	the install insisted on asking for the address of the
	nameserver even though there wasn't one on the trivial network
	I was setting up; i could not advance past the network config

	see above.
	unknown.  configuring my own root nameserver on a detached network 
 	would seem to be overkill..