FAI_CONFIG_SRC creation and use - extended

George {Skip} F VerDuin gfv2014 at charter.net
Thu Oct 15 21:50:12 CEST 2015

Thanks for the in-depth reply Thomas.

On 10/14/2015 02:54 PM, Thomas Lange wrote:
>>>>>> On Tue, 13 Oct 2015 21:09:01 -0400, George {Skip} F VerDuin <gfv2014 at charter.net> said:
>     >>SNIP<<
> And yes, I will fix the Wiki variables table.
> What's you oppinion? Any more whishes?
Interesting questions...

Your answers make sense, but I guess I need to be led there?  As I tried 
to understand FAI, some of my previous questions were:

  * Typical for laptop: eth0/DVD/USB to build an OS, but wlan0 for
  * Recommendation: Build the OS in minutes on a VLAN with a custom DHCP
    then exist for years on LAN & Internet with multiple generic DHCPs?
  * Design for FAI: Output NFSROOT=/srv...  & Input =IP/srv in one file
    -- faiserver:/etc/fai/nfsroot.conf a dual-use file?
  * Design for FAI: Input FAI_CONFIG_SRC in .../fai.conf but
    input/output NFSROOT in .../nfsroot.conf?
  * Has there been consideration for fai & faid similar to ssh & sshd? 
    Such client-server separation might simplify variable assignments?
  * Has there been consideration for building the install kernel from
    the .../config/ database to permit /etc/fai/NFSROOT move to
  * Will senility precede IPv6? (humor)

These kinds of questions have answers, some I already know, but are not 
considered appropriate to ask.  After all, my job is to understand how 
FAI is to be used as-is in todays world.  If we met at Oktoberfest over 
a beer I might explore similar lines of questions, but not as a casual user.

Wishes?  Publish documentation in step with the FAI Rev release date -- 
perhaps even earlier at the unstable stage, prior to completion of testing.

 From time to time, I've wondered how I might contribute to FAI but thus 
far have no answer.

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