You can designate one or two hosts (called the primary and secondary initial file servers) from which the terminal can download its configuration file.
The terminal first attempts to download a configuration file from the primary file server host. If that attempt fails, the terminal tries the secondary file server host.
Terminals booted locally from a PCMCIA card can load configuration files from the network if you designate a default file server host.
For information about designating initial file servers and a default file server for a locally booted terminal, see Chapter 5, Configuring Network Services.