Subject: Re: is bootpd still relevant
To: John Hawkinson <jhawk@MIT.EDU>
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 01/10/2001 09:32:47
On Wed, Jan 10, 2001 at 12:16:31PM -0500, John Hawkinson wrote:

 > bootpd is a much more mature implementation than dhcpd. As long as we
 > still seem to be shipping beta versions of dhcpd as part of our
 > releases (and dhcpd is continuing to undergo major active
 > development), and it costs us relatively little to keep bootpd, I
 > believe we should retain bootpd, for the added measure of stability.

There have been at least a couple of times where bootpd worked for
me and dhcpd didn't.  It's still useful to have around if nothing
else to be able to snoop the packets, see what dhcpd is doing differently,
and fix it.

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>