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SubjectRe: Bootpd under 2.0.28 and 2.1.25 (a problem)
In article <> you wrote:

: But the following command fails completely, though as I understand it should
: not as the diskless client is not oblidged to know the netmask.
: # bootpc --debug --server --hwaddr 00409522AFAF

Make echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_bootp_agent

By default Linux does not accept packets with zero source address.
This option will enable receipt of such packets.

: At the same time `in.bootpd' (version 2.4.3 compiled under 2.1.23)
: reports via syslogd:
: >>>>
: Feb 7 18:05:34 saturnus in.bootpd[712]: ioctl SIOCSARP: Invalid argument
: Feb 7 18:10:12 saturnus last message repeated 7 times
: <<<<

No guess. I took bootp-DD2.4.3.tar.gz and *.dif from
It works as Swiss clock.
Apparently, your in.bootpd is broken.

Alexey Kuznetsov.

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