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1<?xml version='1.0' encoding="UTF-8"?> 1<?xml version='1.0' encoding="UTF-8"?>
2<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd"> 2<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
3<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/gentoo-sparc-netboot-howto.xml,v 1.8 2005/08/18 14:27:28 neysx Exp $ --> 3<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/gentoo-sparc-netboot-howto.xml,v 1.9 2007/07/26 20:55:48 yoswink Exp $ -->
4 4
5<guide link="/doc/en/gentoo-sparc-netboot-howto.xml"> 5<guide link="/doc/en/gentoo-sparc-netboot-howto.xml">
6 6
7<title>Gentoo Linux based Netboot HOWTO</title> 7<title>Gentoo Linux based Netboot HOWTO</title>
8 8
9<author title="SPARC Developer"> 9<author title="SPARC Developer">
10 <mail link="weeve@gentoo.org">Jason Wever</mail> 10 <mail link="weeve@gentoo.org">Jason Wever</mail>
11</author> 11</author>
12 12
13<abstract> 13<abstract>
14Guide for setting up a netboot server for use with the Gentoo/SPARC netboot 14Guide for setting up a netboot server for use with the Gentoo/SPARC netboot
15installation images. 15installation images.
16</abstract> 16</abstract>
17 17
18<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license --> 18<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
85Installing net-misc/rarpd will overwrite the rarpd and rarpd manpage from 85Installing net-misc/rarpd will overwrite the rarpd and rarpd manpage from
86net-misc/iputils 86net-misc/iputils
87</note> 87</note>
88 88
89<p> 89<p>
90<b>Setting up common rarpd elements</b>: <path>/etc/ethers</path> 90<b>Setting up common rarpd elements</b>: <path>/etc/ethers</path>
91</p> 91</p>
92 92
93<p> 93<p>
94No matter which rarpd you choose to use, you will need to setup the 94No matter which rarpd you choose to use, you will need to setup the
95<path>/etc/ethers</path> file. This file indicates which hosts rarpd should 95<path>/etc/ethers</path> file. This file indicates which hosts rarpd should
96respond to when a request is seen, and what address to reply with. 96respond to when a request is seen, and what address to reply with.
97</p> 97</p>
98 98
99<p> 99<p>
100The format of <path>/etc/ethers</path> is MAC address of the NIC the machine 100The format of <path>/etc/ethers</path> is the MAC address of the NIC the
101will be netbooting from and the hostname. Whitespace delimits the MAC address 101machine will be netbooting and its hostname. Whitespace delimits the MAC
102from the hostname, and each entry should have its own line. The following 102address from the hostname, and each entry should have its own line. The
103example is for a host named sparc-netboot.gentoo.org: 103following example is for a host named sparc-netboot.gentoo.org:
104</p> 104</p>
105 105
106<pre caption="Example /etc/ethers"> 106<pre caption="Example /etc/ethers">
10708:00:20:77:1f:3e sparc-netboot.gentoo.org 10708:00:20:77:1f:3e sparc-netboot.gentoo.org
108</pre> 108</pre>
109 109
110<note> 110<note>
111If a given hexadecimal number in the MAC address starts or is 0, you can chose 111If a given hexadecimal number in the MAC address starts or is 0, you can chose
112to omit the first 0 (i.e. 08:00:20:77:1f:3e becomes 8:0:20:77:1f:3e). 112to omit the first 0 (i.e. 08:00:20:77:1f:3e becomes 8:0:20:77:1f:3e).
113</note> 113</note>
114 114
115<p> 115<p>
116If you desire to add additional hosts to <path>/etc/ethers</path>, you do not 116If you desire to add additional hosts to <path>/etc/ethers</path>, you do not
117need to restart the rarpd services as the file is checked each time a request 117need to restart the rarpd services as the file is checked each time a request
118is received. 118is received.

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