SUMMARY: bootpd...IP address not found

From: Greene, Marco <>
Date: Thu May 01 2003 - 08:28:34 EDT
Thanks to Darren, this kind of makes sense as there is a DHCP server on
this subnet so all DHCP requests should go to this subnet.  However, I
would think that we see it more often.


Marco Greene, BEng
Infrastructure and Recovery Architect
NexInnovations Inc.

-----Original Message-----
From: Darren Dunham []
Sent: April 30, 2003 11:08 PM
To: Greene, Marco
Subject: Re: bootpd...IP address not found

> Hi all I got this message on two of my Sun systems last night:
> Apr 29 22:49:36 ooshlpsd bootpd[701]: IP address not found:
> Apr 29 22:49:49 ooshlpsd last message repeated 2 times

You are running bootpd servers on those machines, and they logged
messages when they received a request.

> What is weird is that they both happened at about the same time.

Makes sense, it's from a network request.

> One system is running Solaris 2.6 and the other Solaris 2.5.1.  Never
> seen this before and I can find anything on SunSolve.  In the
> Sun-Managers Archives I did find these messages but that summary
> doesn't apply.  bootps is not commented out.

If bootps is not commented out then it's running.  Thats why you got the

You won't find anything on Sunsolve because it's not a Sun program.  Sun
doesn't distribute a bootpd with Solaris.  They do distribute a DHCP
server that can service bootp requests, but that's not what you're

A bootpd server is distributed with some of the HP jetadmin programs,
but it is not always necessary to run it.

Darren Dunham                                 
Unix System Administrator                    Taos - The SysAdmin Company
Got some Dr Pepper?                           San Francisco, CA bay area
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