1998-08-11 15:39:33
Subject: bootp
From: Daniel Casey <jistdc1 AT FIREMAIL.JBHUNT DOT COM>
To: nv-l AT lists.tivoli DOT com
Date: Tue, 11 Aug 1998 14:39:33 -0500
OS = AIX 4.2.1
Nways Manager = 1.2

Anyone out there familiar with bootp?  One of our networking guys
says that there is a router that can't get a bootp request
established to download it's config.

However, we are able to commuicate from the hub to the server, we
tested tftp from the hub and that worked, so I can talk with the
machine.  He even put a sniffer on the ring and he could see the
request leaving the hub, but nothing came back from the server.

I read the man page on bootp and it said that if the following
line in the inetd.conf file was commented out and you did a
refresh -s inetd it would be ready to listen, so I did it.

bootps  dgram   udp     wait    root    /usr/sbin/bootpd       bootpd

And the following is setup in /etc/services:

bootps          67/udp                          # bootp server port
bootpc          68/udp                          # bootp client port

Still didn't work.  I did notice the following process running:

 root  4572  4310   0   Jul 22      - 37:12 bootpd /etc/bootptab

Should this guy be running all the time?  The man page seemed to
indicate that the bootpd subserver should only be running when
it's being contacted by server, router, hub, whatever.

jistdc1 AT mail.jbhunt DOT com

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