Solaris 10 8/07 Installation Guide: Custom JumpStart and Advanced Installations

Archive Stored on an FTP Server

If the archive is stored on an FTP server, use the following syntax for the archive_location keyword.


archive_location ftp://user_name:password@server_name:port/path/filename optional_keywords
user_name:password

The user name and password that you need to access the FTP server in the profile file.

server_name

The name of the server where you stored the archive.

port

A is an optional port. port can be a port number or the name of a TCP service that has a port number that is determined at runtime.

If you do not specify a port, the Solaris Flash installation utilities use the default FTP port number, 21.

path

The location of the archive to be retrieved from the specified server. If the path contains $HOST, the Solaris Flash installation utilities replace $HOST with the name of the clone system that you are installing.

filename

The name of the Solaris Flash archive file.

optional_keywords

The optional keywords that you can specify when you retrieve a Solaris Flash archive from an FTP server.

Table 8–4 Optional Keywords to Use With archive_location FTP

Keyword 

Value Definition 

timeout min

The timeout keyword enables you to specify, in minutes, the maximum length of time that is allowed to pass without receipt of data from the HTTP server. If a timeout occurs, the connection is closed, reopened, and resumed. If you specify a timeout value of 0 (zero), the connection is not reopened.

  • If a timeout reconnection occurs, the Solaris Flash installation utilities attempt to resume the installation at the last known position in the archive. If the Solaris Flash installation utilities cannot resume the installation at the last known position, the retrieval restarts from the beginning of the archive and the data that was retrieved prior to the timeout is discarded.

  • If a timeout reconnection occurs while a package is being installed, the package is retried from the beginning of the package and the data that was retrieved prior to the timeout is discarded.

proxy host:port

The proxy keyword enables you to specify a proxy host and proxy port. You can use a proxy host to retrieve a Solaris Flash archive from the other side of a firewall. You must supply a proxy port when you specify the proxy keyword.


Example 8–3 Archive Stored on an FTP Server

archive_location ftp://user1:secret@silver/archives/usrarchive.flar timeout 5