SUMMARY: Forwarding Bootp Requests Across Subnets

From: iwallace (
Date: Mon Dec 22 1997 - 07:38:55 CST

Thanks to all who responded! Most recommended that you configure your routers
to forward along the requests (Cisco routers have an ip-helper address for
BOOTP, DHCP). Others suggested getting the CMU Bootp software and compiling
it - it has a little program called bootpgw that will forward along bootp
requests to a bootp server on a different subnet.

I had to do that latter of the two (bootpgw) b/c I have a multihomed host that
acts as the router (I don't think I made that clear in the original post).

Thanks to ...
Frank Cusack <>
Rich Pieri <>
bismark@alta.Jpl.Nasa.Gov (Bismark Espinoza)
"Tony C. Wu" <>
"Matthew Stier" <>
Marcos Assis Silva <>
Brian Sherwood <>
Chuck Kenyon <>
Ron Nguyen <>

Ian Wallace Tel: 441-296-6100
Bermuda Commodities Exchange Fax: 441-296-6101
29 Richmond Road Home:441-296-2308
Pembroke, BERMUDA HM08

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