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Bootp server service

All,

Is the bootp server service required for either:

pppoe accounts that get an ip from the provider

OR

using the router as a dhcp server?

If not, what's it used for and is it pretty much always safe to disable it?

Thanks!

John

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Re: Bootp server service

bootp was a precursor to the dhcp protocol, please have a look at this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bootstrap_Protocol

You should disable it on your router as a security best practice.

Regards

Farrukh

Re: Bootp server service

All throughout this article, it discusses how bootp is used to assign a client an IP address. My OP was just this question. Do I need to leave it enabled to get an address from an ISP, or do I need to leave it if I'm running a DHCP server on my router?

John

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Re: Bootp server service

Sorry for the delay.

Yes you may disable bootp.

Regards

Farrukh

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