Re: bootp

1998-08-11 16:59:59
Subject: Re: bootp
From: "John A. Dorsey" <dorsey AT COLQUITT DOT ORG>
To: nv-l AT lists.tivoli DOT com
Date: Tue, 11 Aug 1998 14:59:59 -0600

-> 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.

        Is the router on the same IP subnet as the server?  BOOTP
sends a request to an IP broadcast address, which is normally
propagated only through the local subnet, unless a router
is configured to forward the request, either broadcasting it
on another IP subnet or forwarding it to an identified BOOTP
server.  So if you go through a router, that router has to be
configured accordingly.

        Does this clarify/help?

-> Thanks,
-> Daniel
-> jistdc1 AT mail.jbhunt DOT com

                        John Dorsey

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