Subject: Re: Diskless boot using BOOTP
To: Koji Imada - je4owb/2 <email@example.com>
From: Matthias Drochner <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 05/21/1997 17:55:38
Excerpts from netbsd: 21-May-97 Re: Diskless boot using BOOTP Ted
> Why don't you just configure 0.0.0.0 as your IP address? That's how
> the protocol is supposed to work. Once you get a real address, lose
> the 0.0.0.0 address.
This allows to send, but it still needs a special hack in ip_input() to
receive the (unicast) reply.
bootpd can be configured to reply by broadcast, but
I'm not sure if this is portable.