Subject: Re: netbooting 5000/120 problems
To: Phife <aca3@MIT.EDU>
From: Simon Burge <email@example.com>
Date: 08/13/1999 22:33:30
> 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:
"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 myhost.mydom.com
My NFS server is an Ultrix box, so I haven't tested the above line :-)