bootp and ignore dhcp?

David W. Hankins David_Hankins at
Mon Jul 30 17:30:17 UTC 2007

On Mon, Jul 30, 2007 at 11:10:41AM -0400, Scott Moser wrote:
> In the source code, one never occurs without the other.  In dhcp-4.0.0a2
> their only occurances are in server/bootp.c and server/dhcp.c.  So as far
> as I can see, while these are documented differently (leading me to
> believe that I could do what I wanted), these 2 options do the same
> thing.  The only differences being the error messages that are logged.
> It is entirely possible that I'm missing something in reading of the
> source code.

They do the same thing, except that 'allow bootp;' is only evaluated
if the client's packet was BOOTP (or more accurately, if the response
is going to be).

You should look into 'allow dynamic bootp clients;' scoped within your
dynamic bootp address range's pool {}.  This denies all others.

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