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Re: [Xen-devel] DOM0 diskless => NAT doesn't work ?!

To: Bret McKee <bret@xxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] DOM0 diskless => NAT doesn't work ?!
From: Ian Pratt <Ian.Pratt@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 08 Apr 2004 17:27:54 +0100
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> If I move the contents of /dev/hda1 to the NFS server, I can boot DOM0
> fine via NFS, but if I boot DOM1 from either /dev/hda6 or NFS, the
> IP address does not work (when I boot diskless, this
> prevents it from booting, of course, but when I boot from the disk it
> boots fine but has broken networking).  An ifconfig shows the address of
> the lan card as being correct, but no packets actually get delivered. If
> I instead assign it a "real" IP address on it's subnet, everything works
> as well.

169.254/16 addresses are VMM-local: they're never allowed out on
the LAN.

For your purposes of accessing an external NFS server use some
other subnet e.g. 192.168/16.

(If you're using Xen 1.2, still give dom0 the alias
so that you can get the console. Console works totally
differently in 1.3 so this is no longer required.)


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