Building a BSD Netboot Server


Author: Mikhail Zakharov

When FreeBSD 5.2.1 appeared, the differences in diskless operations from branch 4.x were so great that the handbook needed revising. That correction occurred recently, so the ISO image of the FreeBSD-5.2.1-Release, written on 25.02.2004, included the obsolete version, which applied to FreeBSD-5.1 (at best). Besides, the guide doesn’t cover everything; the steps to build the system server-diskless stations are a maze of variants of realizations, technologies, and descriptions of differences between FreeBSD versions.