Subject: Re: uVAX II / DEQNA / DHCP (was: I think my DEQNA works)
To: None <>
From: Greg Ingram <>
List: port-vax
Date: 06/22/1999 11:42:52
On Tue, 22 Jun 1999, Matthias Drochner wrote:

> > Can DHCP tell a client to get its
> > root filesystem from another host?  I'd much rather the NetBSD/x86 system
> > serve up the filesystems.
> Yes, bootp servers can set the server name/address to another
> machine (it's the "next-server" directive iirc).
> The kernel bootp/dhcp code also allows to override the root
> filesystem server with the "swap-server" tag. (This is needed
> if tftp and nfs servers are different.)
> best regards
> Matthias

Woohoo!  The "next-server" entry was all I needed.  My VAXstation II/RC
now has booted with an NFS root filesystem.  Well, a horribly configured
root filesystem, but it's a big step forward.


- Greg