Subject: Re: How to set up NetBSD client of bootp
To: David Brownlee <>
From: Tobias Weingartner <weingart@austin.BrandonU.CA>
List: current-users
Date: 08/13/1995 14:25:01
In message <Pine.SUN.3.91.950812095949.1220V-100000@euston>, David Brownlee writes:
> 	You would only need the stack to accept packets addresses to any
> 	IP address if the interface they came in on had an IP address of
> 	INADDR_NONE (this would allow multiple interfaces to be configured
> 	ok).
> 	Then again as Ronald Khoo said - none of this needs to be in the 
> 	kernel (keep out that bloat :). Using the bfp filter also means
> 	the client is easily portable to any machine running bpf...

I have not checked, but I figure on a 1-2 line change to add this functionality.
Personally, I think it will give us much more functionality and flexibility to
write a bootp-client that works, and does not have to know anything (or little)
about the physical medium it is working over.  The code bloat is minimal, and
the client is still in user-land.

I'm gonna try it sometime this week, and see how hard/difficult it actually
is to implement...

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