Subject: Re: UV3100 SCSI
To: None <>
From: maximum entropy <>
List: port-vax
Date: 06/15/1998 23:11:52
>Date: Mon, 15 Jun 98 22:36:37 -0400
>From: (Michael Sokolov)
>Sender: port-vax-owner@NetBSD.ORG
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>   The way I have produced this kernel has been quite thorny. It seems to
>me that the people who have designed NetBSD's netbooting mechanism have
>assumed that everyone is working on a "fake" network with 10.x.x.x-style
>IPs, no connection to the Internet, and no one besides themselves working
>on it. Being one of the few remaining people for whom VAXen are an actual
>job, rather than a hobby, my network is a real live one. (That's CWRUnet,
>our campus fiberoptic network.) NetBSD's netbooting mechanism had turned
>out to be completely unprepared for this. Also the only machines I could

In what way did you find NetBSD's netbooting mechanism deficient?

I've netbooted NetBSD/vax, NetBSD/pmax, and NetBSD/i386.  All systems
were netbooted while connected to "real" networks (both the Internet
and a corporate LAN, on different occasions).  I never found any need
at all to use a "fake" network to boot any of my systems.

entropy -- it's not just a good idea, it's the second law.