transition from HP-UX DHCP/BOOTP to ISC DHCP on Linux

Simon Hobson dhcp1 at
Sun Aug 20 08:04:29 UTC 2006

Maciej Soltysiak wrote:

>In /etc/bootptab I have lots (hundreds) of valid static addresses. 
>The format is known I guess, because I found linux software (bootpd) 
>that can run the /etc/bootptab file with little modifications. The 
>contains entries like these:

>So I guess I would need to have all the bootptab entries converted 
>to the host { }; clauses of isc dhcp3. I thought I could write a 
>program in python to do that, but maybe you guys have a better way 
>of handling it all.

I don't know if there is already a program written to do that, but in 
any case it's a relatively trivial program in whatever language you 
are comfortable in. You don't need to worry about processing 
efficiency or elegance as it's a single use program.

So yes, you are on the right lines.

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