We're planning on deploying a handful of commodity boxes to act as a loose mail cluster hidden behind a pair of load balancers. They'll have almost identical SW installs: APOP, SMTP, IMAP, LDAP. Naturally they'll have per-box differences, like their ethernet address, perhaps some box-unique service like webmail.
If we were deploying on Solaris, we'd use their Jumpstart tools. It allows diskless booting, then automated install of base OS, additional packages, then subsequent configuration tweaks. Very handy for a rack of 1U boxes. Is there something like this for FreeBSD? Or do I have to roll my own, most likely based on the existing dhcp/tftp/nfs diskless boot code with per subnet and per target address filesystem overlays (/etc/rc.d/[init]diskless)? Thanks. To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-questions" in the body of the message