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