From: Michael Kriss (
Date: Wed Sep 30 1998 - 14:58:17 CDT

Thanks to Sebastian Benoit for suggesting the Internet Software
Consortium's version of dhcp ( I
downloaded and configured this after briefly skimming over the

Thanks also to Mike Carney and Dave Miner at for directing me
to the correct sun manual (TCP/IP and Data Communications Administration
Guide). I suspect that with this manual and the experience using the ISC
version I should be able to quickly configure the Sun version of dhcp with

Original post:

> I'm running Solaris 2.6 on a SPARC 5. I want to make this machine a
> server for Linux PC's. I currently have a SPARC 1 running linux that
> bootp as the boot server (just a test of remote booting linux). The
> 5 uses dhcp. I've run dhcpconfig, allowing bootp compatability for a
> single client. This generates /var/dhcp/XXX.YYY.ZZZ.0 (ip address of
> network) and /var/dhcp/dhcptab. I've read the man page on dhcptab but
> format appears to be nothing like the bootptab file on the linux server.
> Does anyone use dhcp in bootp mode? Anyone have an entry in their
> dhcptab file for a bootp client? Any other sources of documentation on
> dhcp?
> Thanks...
> michael

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