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Re: autodectection of modules at boot time

On Wed, Oct 20, 1999 at 01:17:28AM +0200, Petr Cech wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 20, 1999 at 04:14:44AM +0200 , Hartmut Koptein wrote:
> > Every example for bootp and dhcp needs the mac addr. of this new computer, if the
> > server delivers the kernel-image (home dir for bootfiles) and a root-dir (the
> > tftp dir). Is this 'hardware address' optional or a must? 
> For bootp you need MAC, but dhcp can have a range of adresses from where
> unknown MACs get their IPs.

You can also use bootp on the client with a dhcpd that is bootp client
aware.  That opens up some interesting possiblities of not having to
record the MAC server-side even if the client can only do bootp.

Matt Porter
This is Linux Country. On a quiet night, you can hear Windows reboot.

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