BOOTP from dynamic client and no dynamic leases

Kristopher.Lalletti at Kristopher.Lalletti at
Thu Aug 9 18:26:27 UTC 2007

Hello All,
I'm currently turning around a problem with dhcpd to which I have yet to 
find any pertinent documentation or even the slightest clue of what's 

Can anyone share some light with regards to what I may be missing?   Also, 
DHCP packets are not directed to this server by default ; I seem to be 
getting the bootp request because I configured my AIX box to boot from my 
server and even though I configured an IP address, it still wants to 
launch a bootp request in order to get the filename and tftp instructions.


This is what I'm getting in my syslog.

dhcpd: BOOTREQUEST from xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx via eth0: BOOTP from dynamic 
client and no dynamic leases

My dhcpd.conf
# global dhcpd parameters
deny unknown-clients;                   #disallow unknown connections
ddns-update-style none;                 #disallow dynamic DNS updates
log-facility local7;

allow bootp;                            #allow bootp requests, thus the 
                                        #server will act as a bootp server

# which network interface the server will listen on
subnet netmask {
        not authoritative;

# subnet where I'm receiving the bootp request from
subnet netmask {
    option routers;
    option broadcast-address;
    option domain-name-servers;

    pool {
        allow dynamic bootp clients;
        dynamic-bootp-lease-length 3600;
        dynamic-bootp-lease-cutoff 3600;

host TFM01 {  # nimol client
        hardware ethernet xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx;
        filename "TFM01";
} # nimol TFM01

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