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Old 09-11-2001
Bootpd Messages

Hi ,
I had rebooted my Sun Machine 2 days back...
I was going thru my messages file ... I notice this messages
Bootpd :- IP address not found x.x.x.x
Wat is this bootpd and why is it looking for IPs ...
How do i turn it off ..

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Old 09-12-2001
Q: What is bootpd? A:

Q: Why is it looking for IP addresses (from the above link):


When bootpd is started it reads a configuration file,
(normally /etc/bootptab) that initializes the internal
database of known clients and client options. This inter-
nal database is reloaded from the configuration file when
bootpd receives a hangup signal (SIGHUP) or when it dis-
covers that the configuration file has changed.
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