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Date:      Thu, 24 Oct 1996 10:11:22 -0500 (EST)
From:      Pedro Giffuni <pgiffuni@apolo.biblos.unal.edu.co>
To:        dwhite@resnet.uoregon.edu
Cc:        John Scharles <johns@cruz.isle.net>, freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: Installing 2.1.5 from my ftp site
Message-ID:  <Pine.BSF.3.91.961024100710.1180A-100000@apolo.biblos.unal.edu.co>
In-Reply-To: <Pine.BSI.3.94.961023183524.12721C-100000@gdi.uoregon.edu>

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Hey, I always wondered why I had that error message (not finding bin man, 
etc..) with ftp...:)
I normally use NFS ("man exports" explains who to export it), it`s easier 
and quicker.

Pedro.


On Wed, 23 Oct 1996, Doug White wrote:

> 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:  dwhite@resnet.uoregon.edu    | Residence Networking Assistant
> http://gladstone.uoregon.edu/~dwhite    | Computer Science Major
> 
> 



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