Subject: Re: netbooting 5000/120 problems
To: Phife <aca3@MIT.EDU>
From: Simon Burge <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 08/13/1999 22:33:30
Phife wrote:

> I'm having some problems with the configuration of my bootp/tftp/nfs server. 
> I'm not quite sure what the nature of the problems are. Could someone who is 
> nebooting a 5000/120 or similar machine please send me a copy of the relevant 
> portions of your config files (i.e.: /etc/bootptab, /etc/exports, 
> /etc/bootparams, etc.). I'm sure mine aren't configured correctly. I would be 
> very appreciative.

I use a machine-generated bootptab - the relevent bits are:

		:ds=dnsquery bindmaster:\

"timehost", "dnsquery" and "bindmaster" are all CNAMEs to relevent
machines.  The ECOFF kernel is /tftpboot/netbsd/mona, and tftpd (on an
Ultrix box) is started with "tftpd -r /tftpboot" in /etc/inetd.conf.
The root NFS client directory is /dlboot0/mona.root.  A simpler example
from the 1.4.1 INSTALL notes is:\

Have you considered using dhcp?  It seems to be the way of the future...
For /etc/exports (on a NetBSD box), you'd probably want something like:

	/usr/export/pmax -maproot=root

My NFS server is an Ultrix box, so I haven't tested the above line :-)