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Wed, 25 Jan 2006

Solaris Jumpstart Clients using ISC DHCPD

Took me a while to figure out why I couldn't get Solaris Jumpstart clients working off a Solaris based ISC DHCP install. Finally figured it out and here's the dhcpd.conf that I used :

# option definitions common to all supported networks...
ddns-update-style ad-hoc;
option domain-name "$DOMAIN";
option domain-name-servers $DNSIP;
option subnet-mask;
default-lease-time 600;
max-lease-time 7200;
# Jumpstart Support
option space SUNW;
option SUNW.root-mount-options code 1 = text;
option SUNW.root-server-ip-address code 2 = ip-address;
option SUNW.root-server-hostname code 3 = text;
option SUNW.root-path-name code 4 = text;
option SUNW.swap-server-ip-address code 5 = ip-address;
option SUNW.swap-file-path code 6 = text;
option SUNW.boot-file-path code 7 = text;
option SUNW.posix-timezone-string code 8 = text;
option SUNW.boot-read-size code 9 = unsigned integer 16;
option SUNW.install-server-ip-address code 10 = ip-address;
option SUNW.install-server-hostname code 11 = text;
option SUNW.install-path code 12 = text;
option SUNW.sysid-config-file-server code 13 = text;
option SUNW.JumpStart-server code 14 = text;
option SUNW.terminal-name code 15 = text;
subnet netmask {
        option broadcast-address;
        option routers;

host jumpstart-client1 {
        hardware ethernet 0:3:ba:4c:ff:7e;
        fixed-address $CLIENT-IP;
        option host-name "jumpstart-client1";
        vendor-option-space SUNW;
        option SUNW.sysid-config-file-server "$JUMPSTART-SERVER-NAME:$SYSIDCFGDIR";
        option SUNW.JumpStart-server "$JUMPSTART-SERVER-NAME:$JUMPSTARTDIR";
        option SUNW.install-server-hostname "$INSTALL-SERVER-NAME";
        option SUNW.install-server-ip-address $INSTALL-SERVER-IP;
        option SUNW.install-path "$INSTALL-PATH";
        option SUNW.root-server-hostname "$INSTALL-SERVER";
        option SUNW.root-server-ip-address $INSTALL-SERVER-IP;
        option SUNW.root-path-name "$ROOT-PATH";
        next-server $TFTP-SERVER-IP;

Obviously, you'll need to edit all of the variables to match your own requirements (Anything starting with a $ will need to change).

It's the 'next-server' that's really the key that's missing from a lot of the other howto's which I found.

Hope it helps someone.  

Thu, 19 Jan 2006

SMH Pull Erroneous Story About Gamer Suicide

Nice to know that the SMH will actually take action when someone points out that one of their web page's front page stories is full of errors.

This whole scenario was shocking and sad, we don't need the media hyping it up and distorting the facts.

Begin forwarded message:

From: "Tony Green"
Date: 19 January 2006 3:33:16 PM
Subject: Serious factual errors in story about webcam suicide story

Your posting
contains a number of very serious errors.

Firstly, his nickname was Kuja, not Kudjo; but more
seriously, Mitchell did not broadcast himself over the internet via a
webcam. No forum members thinking he was joking, no rambling for six
hours. This is a complete fabrication.

I think you should take down this story immediately and post a

Tony Green


Wed, 18 Jan 2006

Who you gonna call???

Not quite DVD quality, but good fun non the less :-)

Bring on Ghostbusters 3!  

Fri, 13 Jan 2006

Discworld Movie?

"Top selling author Terry Pratchett could be coming to the big screen, as rumour has it that his hit book the Wee Free Men is being made into a film." (Source from the BBC)

What more can I see, I can't wait to see the Nac Mac Feegle on the big screen!  

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