Subject: Re: MOP command?
To: Rick Copeland <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: port-vax
Date: 02/11/1997 17:29:38
	'MOP' is a network boot protocol used by Digital Vax &

	I believe someone has a working 'mopd' which could be used to
	serve a vax kernel from another NetBSD (or other unix) box to
	a vax booting over its ethernet interface.

	I'm not sure if the kernel would be able to do anything useful
	(It would have to contain a memory disk containing enough utils
	to build the disk, and while the code for this exists in NetBSD
	(md device, plus gzipped kernel) I dont think its currently
	used in the vax port.

		David/abs	david@{,,}

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On Tue, 11 Feb 1997, Rick Copeland wrote:

> David Brownlee kindly replied to my inquiry regarding a "Bare system loadin"
> I posted to the Vax list 2/10/97:
>  "If you can network it to another unix box you might be able to boot it
> with MOP"
> I am new to Vax country and a completely bare MicroVax 3600 has not helped
> things much (no man pages, etc.)so I sincerely hope that the list will take
> this fact into consideration when reading my endless postings with
> questions. I was pointed toward the Vax Faqs last night however I could not
> find any documentation on "MOP"!
> Rick GC.