Is there a nice diskless HOWTO?

Miles Nordin carton at Ivy.NET
Thu Oct 20 12:07:54 PDT 2005

>>>>> "bo" == Bruce O'Neel <edoneel at> writes:

    bo> A bit of a pain that locking doesn't work though :-)

or, from freebsd perspective, a pain that locking _does_ work. :) NFS
locking is neat.

    bo>  Guess I won't be changing the password without booting from a
    bo> disk though...

well, if you are trying to fix a lost root password, you would just
change it from the NFS server then.  If the password is stored on a
local medium and you're NFS-booting in leiu of a rescue disk, I think
the locking should work fine, and if it's on the NFS server then just
change it on the server without booting the machine at all.  However I
noticed also that some of the password hashes ($1 md5 and $2 sha1 i
use, didn't try newsalt) seem to be incompatible between NetBSD and
FreeBSD.  I think one or the other has a bug in sparc64 crypt().
(could be my mistake---i've been making mistakes about things like
that recently.)
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