bootp and ignore dhcp?

Chuck Anderson cra at WPI.EDU
Sat Jul 28 01:41:26 UTC 2007

On Fri, Jul 27, 2007 at 03:37:13PM -0400, Scott Moser wrote:
> On Fri, 27 Jul 2007, Lars Jacobsen wrote:
>     I was hoping to get the server to only respond to bootp requests, and
> ignore all dhcp requests.  I don't own the network, and thus any dhcp
> responses on it (even to the clients I knew about) can be problematic.
> I'd rather they get their dhcp responses only from the official dhcp
> server, not me.

This is an unrealistic goal.  DHCP is based on the BOOTP packet format 
and uses the same transport layer identifiers, so there is no real way 
to separate the functionality of the two on the same network subnet. 
There may be hackish ways to do it, but I wouldn't recommend it.

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