Subject: Re: How to set up NetBSD client of bootp
To: John C. Hayward <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/09/1995 11:08:02
	There was a bootp client for linux around somewhere - someone
	here is supposed to be looking at getting it running on our
	Solaris 2 boxes by october - if you cant find a copy on a linux
	archive bounce me a mail & I'll rattle their cage & find out where
	they got it.

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On Tue, 8 Aug 1995, John C. Hayward wrote:

> Dear NetBSDers,
>    I have a small lab of PC's which are booted either as NetBSD or 
> DOS/WINDOWS/NOVELL.  We have boot servers on the same eithernet link.
> I would like to have all the machines use bootp to get their IP numbers
> when booting NetBSD to allow for identical configurations on all 
> machines in the lab.
>     Is there a way to have ifconfig use bootp to aquire it's IP rather
> than have it set up in a file in /etc/hostname.interface?  Or is there
> a simple bootp client which could be run to determine the IP address?
>     Thanks in advance
>     johnh...