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Date:      Wed, 23 Oct 1996 18:36:15 -0700 (PDT)
From:      Doug White <>
To:        John Scharles <>
Subject:   Re: Installing 2.1.5 from my ftp site
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On Wed, 23 Oct 1996, John Scharles wrote:

> I have 2.1.5R running on a network and would like to use its CD ROM drive to
> allow other machines on the network to install from it. When I tried to ftp
> from the install floppy it tells me that it can't find the files.
> How should I set up the file structure on my FreeBSD machine....I tried
> linking the /cdrom/dists directory into the ftp directory as 2.1.5-RELEASE
> but this didn't make it! Is there anything special I need to do to allow
> anonymous ftp to the cd drive?

1.  Mount the cd under ~ftp/pub/FreeBSD/2.1.5-RELEASE
2.  Tell your installers to set the FTP Error flag in Options to 'retry'.

This is an "undocumented feature" in sysinstall.  And I don't mean a bug,
I mean an undocumented feature.  :-)

Doug White                              | University of Oregon  
Internet:    | Residence Networking Assistant    | Computer Science Major

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