dhclient and bootpd on same system OK?
freebsd-questions-local at be-well.ilk.org
Tue Feb 14 10:55:31 PST 2006
Rob <spamrefuse at yahoo.com> writes:
> I have a home network with a router connected to the
> external internet, and four PCs on the home network.
> The router provides IPs with its DHCP server.
> (The router is a small commercial box skrewed to
> the wall).
> One of the PCs on the home network is a FreeBSD
> (6-Stable). This FreeBSD PC runs dhclient to get its
> IP configuration. So far so good.
> All other PCs on the network are Windows PCs,
> but have a BIOS that allow Network boots.
> Therefore I would like to set up the possibility to
> boot these PCs as diskless boxes from the
> FreeBSD PC, using the bootpd server.
> Hence, I'd like to make this FreeBSD PC a
> bootpd server. But it is already running dhclient.
> Would such a setup cause conflicts?
It should be fine. Client and server use different UDP ports.
But you'd have to try it to be sure.
Lowell Gilbert, embedded/networking software engineer, Boston area
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