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 info(4)							     info(4)




 NAME
      info - diskless client configuration information file

 DESCRIPTION
      The info file is a POSIX shell sourceable file which contains
      parameter definitions used at boot time.	Typically, it will be an
      empty file and default values will be used for all parameters.
      Following is the list of parameters which can be defined in the info
      file:

	   ROOT_SERVER_IP	    Specifies the IP address of the client's
				    private root server. If this is not
				    specified, the client's private root
				    server defaults to the boot server.

	   PRIVATE_ROOT		    Specifies the pathname to the client's
				    private root on the private root server.
				    If this is not specified, the client's
				    private root path defaults to
				    /export/private_roots/client_name.

	   MOUNT_ROOT_OPTS	    Specifies the NFS mount options to mount
				    the client's private root from the
				    private root server. If this is not
				    specified, the mount options default to
				    boot,hard,nointr,nodevs.

	   MOUNT_STAND_OPTS	    Specifies the NFS mount options to mount
				    the client's /stand directory from the
				    boot server. If this is not specified,
				    the mount options default to
				    boot,hard,nointr,nodevs.

	   NO_SWAP_TO_NFS	    Specifies whether NFS should be
				    configured as primary swap. (NOTE: In
				    order to swap to NFS, a diskless kernel
				    must be configured with tunable
				    parameter remote_nfs_swap set to 1.) If
				    a diskless machine has a local swap disk
				    and swap to NFS is not desired, the
				    NO_SWAP_TO_NFS parameter should be set
				    to the value of 1 and the diskless
				    kernel should be configured without
				    setting remote_nfs_swap to 1. If this
				    parameter is not specified in the info
				    file and the kernel tunable parameter
				    remote_nfs_swap is set to 1, then NFS
				    will be configured as primary swap.

	   REMOVE_EXTRA_SWAPFILES   If not set, this parameter defaults to a
				    value of 1, and results in the removal



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 info(4)							     info(4)




				    of all swapfiles above the configured
				    swap minimum (swap min is specified in
				    the client's /etc/fstab) when a diskless
				    client boots.  This ensures that
				    extraneous swapfiles at boot time are
				    removed, thus freeing disk space.  If
				    REMOVE_EXTRA_SWAPFILES is set to 0 in
				    the info file, removal of extra
				    swapfiles is disabled.  This may result
				    in faster boot times due to the time
				    savings in creating additional swap
				    files.

      The info file resides in the same directory as the client's kernel
      (/export/tftpboot/client/stand) on the boot server and is retrieved at
      boot time using tftp command.  By default, when a diskless client is
      created, an empty info file is placed in the client's kernel
      directory.  This ensures that all parameters revert to their default
      values (see above).  If the file is not present, this is an error.

 EXAMPLES
      An example info file is shown below:

	   # Sample info(4) file:
	   # set NO_SWAP_TO_NFS
	   NO_SWAP_TO_NFS=1

 FILES
      /export/tftpboot/client/stand/info

























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