Subject: Re: Diskless boot using BOOTP
To: Matthias Drochner <>
From: Ted Lemon <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/21/1997 09:32:02
> bootpd can be configured to reply by broadcast, but
> I'm not sure if this is portable.

If you set the broadcast bit in the flags field of the BOOTREQUEST
packet, the server is obliged to respond with a broadcast.  I actually
use BPF in my DHCP client and do not request a broadcast reply, but
I'm operating from userland, so it's a bit less painful.