dhclient and bootpd on same system OK?

Lowell Gilbert 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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