Subject: Re: Diskless boot using BOOTP
To: Koji Imada - je4owb/2 <>
From: Matthias Drochner <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/21/1997 17:55:38
Excerpts from netbsd: 21-May-97 Re: Diskless boot using BOOTP Ted (183)

> Why don't you just configure as your IP address?   That's how
> the protocol is supposed to work.   Once you get a real address, lose
> the 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.

best regards
Matthias Drochner