Subject: Re: DHCP Availability (was Re: a bunch of other stuff)
To: Darren Reed <>
From: Dave Burgess <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/06/1995 13:52:22
> In some email I received from der Mouse, they wrote:
> [...]
> > > bootp I guess?
> > 
> > bootparams rather than bootp, but the differences are technical rather
> > than philosophical.
> On this, how hard would it be to make diskless booting use bootp or
> even DHCP (depending on availability) ?  Do we want to stick with bootp ?

As with most of this other stuff, I tried to get DHCP working without
having a clue how bootp works.  I got the new bootp+DHCP stuff working
so that I could have my WfWg machines not need to know their own IP
addresses.  I got the client working, and got what I thought was a
reasonable bootp file together.  Everything seemed to work OK with one
smallish problem; the DHCP client in WfWg couldn't figure out its
address :-).

I have the bootp source and DHCP patch file here if anyone wants it.  I
just grabbed it from an address I got in the Samba mailing list.

Dave Burgess  (The man of a thousand E-Mail addresses)
386bsd FAQ Maintainer / SysAdmin for the NetBSD system in my spare bedroom
"Just because something is stupid doesn't mean that there isn't someone
that wants to do it...."