Subject: Re: MOP and the MicroVAX-I
To: Brian D Chase <>
From: Mats O Jansson <>
List: port-vax
Date: 06/30/1999 11:44:53
On Tue, 29 Jun 1999, Brian D Chase wrote:

> Anyone out there have historical experience trying to boot MicroVAX-I
> class machines from the network?  I've got a DEQNA which I know works in
> one of my MicroVAX-II systems.  From the console of the MicroVAX-I the 
> "B XQA0" command does appear to send a MOP request, my MOP server picks it
> up, but it's garbled:
> Jun 29 13:54:57 beable mopd[231]: 8:0:2b:xx:yy:zz (1) \
>   Do you have ^H      ^K^L^M^N? (No)


Ok, since mopd is my cup of tea :-)

I'm not sure MV-I talks MOP V3 or if the boot rom supported netbooting.

A moptrace of the request should tell me more...
> A good MOP request looks like:
> Jun 29 10:52:45 beable mopd[231]: 8:0:2b:xx:yy:zz (2) \
>   Do you have 08002bxxyyzz? (Yes)
> I can probably hack mopd to open and send a file in the broken case above,
> but I was wondering if anyone else knows anything about MOP on the MV-I.
> The (1) [vs the (2)] reported by mopd in the log entry means that the
> packet is in the older Ethernet instead of 802.3 format.  Will this be
> problematic for NetBSD?
> -brian.
> ---
> Brian "JARAI" Chase | | VAXZilla LIVES!!!