[TUHS] RFS was: Re: UNIX of choice these days?

Grant Taylor gtaylor at tnetconsulting.net
Sat Sep 30 02:46:16 AEST 2017


On 09/29/2017 02:59 AM, Andreas Kusalananda Kähäri wrote:
> My main work setup today is actually a diskless (X11-less) OpenBSD 
> system.  It's just something I set up in a VM environment to learn how 
> to do it (I'm on a work laptop running Windows 10, as I need Windows 
> for some few work-related tasks), but it works just fine and I have no 
> reason to change it.  For one thing, it makes backups easier as they can 
> run locally on the server.

I think you're the first person that I've seen say "I am" and not "I 
used to" regarding diskless.

Can I ask for a high level overview of your config?

I am guessing dhcp and / or bootp, combined with tftp for kernel image, 
and NFS for root.

> OpenBSD has this "dpb" thing ("distributed ports builder", 
> /usr/ports/infrastructure/bin/dpb, http://man.openbsd.org/dpb) that 
> does distributed building of 3rd-party packages.  It does exactly this, 
> sharing the sources over NFS.

Interesting.



-- 
Grant. . . .
unix || die

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