Subject: Re: Network drivers in "INSTALL_TINY"
To: Steven M. Bellovin <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: port-i386
Date: 07/06/2005 11:35:19
"Steven M. Bellovin" <> writes:
> Looking longer term, I wonder how hard it would be to build an INSTALL 
> disk generator.  That is, the user fills out a web page, and in return 
> receives some dynamically generated floppy images.

I've proposed that in the past.

> There are obvious issues with denial of service, load, etc.  But we're 
> really tight for space now, and the usual answer, every time this comes 
> up, is "build your own".  Could we do that for people?

We could, but I think it would probably be easier to do an INSTALL
disk generator script that people run on their own machine. Since we
can do cross builds from a variety of OSes it should be an acceptable

Perry E. Metzger