[nycbug-talk] g4u

michael lists
Fri Aug 20 14:14:35 EDT 2004

I am now a *big* fan of g4u.


      g4u ("ghost for unix") is a NetBSD-based bootfloppy/CD-ROM
that allows easy cloning of PC harddisks to deploy a common setup on a
number of PCs using FTP. 

I recently finished setting up a not-so-simple mail gateway that is
going to act as MX1 for our domain.  Rather than go thru the whole
install process again for the MX2 box, I `ghosted` the original to a
local ftp box.  Then booted the next machine to the CD and brought down
the ghost from the machine.  

I changed the hostname and IP; and BANG!  
I'm finished.

This could have sssoooo many uses,


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