[rescue] The IRIX dhcp server

Geoffrey S. Mendelson gsm at mendelson.com
Thu Oct 28 13:40:08 CDT 2004

Gerhard Lenerz wrote:

> I like running IRIX a lot but personally I've ended up not using DHCP
> and in the rare cases I need it (bootserver for some OSes for example)
> I simply use a NetBSD box. In that environment DHCP and other "modern"
> stuff is documented well and working well (at least on x86).

The DHCP server provided with most Linux distributions works well too,
It's not a Linux specific one and is probably the same as the NetBSD one.

However there are specific packet processing options in the Linux Kernel that
are off by default needed by the DHCP client and server. If you use a 
kernel provided by a distribution, you are ok, if you compile your own,
you need to check the DHCP documentation.

I haven't used it in a while, but the Solaris one also works well too.


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