Subject: Re: NetBSD netbooting (was "Re: UV3100 SCSI")
To: None <port-vax@NetBSD.ORG>
From: James Robinson <>
List: port-vax
Date: 06/16/1998 12:56:42
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From: Brian D Chase <>
To: Chris Craft <>
Cc: port-vax@NetBSD.ORG <port-vax@NetBSD.ORG>
Date: Tuesday, June 16, 1998 12:48 PM
Subject: Re: NetBSD netbooting (was "Re: UV3100 SCSI")

>On Tue, 16 Jun 1998, Chris Craft wrote:
>> At 23:11 6/15/98 -0400, entropy wrote:
>> >>From: (Michael Sokolov)
>As far as problems netbooting go... it is likely that people may
>experience difficulties in environments which make use of intelligent
>ethernet switches or if you're trying to netboot from a machine on a
>different network (through a router).  MOP being a broadcast protocol,
>you'll have to ensure that it's packets get broadcast to the appropriate
>location.  It's also quite possible that in some scenerios certain types

The only problem I have found, is when netbooting from a Dec Alpha running
RedHat 5.1 is "whomai" fails.   I think I have a work around to fix this, If
anyone wants it let me know.....
Jim R.