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Re: request more info on net install

On Fri, Nov 12, 1999 at 05:04:59PM -0700, Erik Andersen wrote:
> On Fri Nov 12, 1999 at 06:36:07PM -0500, Adam Di Carlo wrote:
> > "Sean 'Shaleh' Perry" <shaleh@valinux.com> writes:
> > > Hi all, what are we looking at grabbing via net access?  Just the
> > > basex_x.tgz?
> > Yup.  Obviously, having a cmd-line http/ftp fetcher would be very nice
> > on the recue disk -- say, suppose that we allowed a http fetch to a
> > "quick install" configuration file, which maybe could be used to skip
> > the dbootstrap run or whatever.
> busybox has a mini netcat implementation in it (not currently turned 
> on for the boot floppies, but it is there none the less).  It can be
> easily scripted.
> Very lightweight if it suits the need...

Just a note --- snarf does ftp and proxied http. The later at least is
quite nice to have.


Anthony Towns <aj@humbug.org.au> <http://azure.humbug.org.au/~aj/>
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